Per new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, ALL patients who are diagnosed with COVID 19 should follow up with their pediatrician 2 weeks after the day of diagnosis. This will also allow for all athletes to get clearance to return to his or her sport. Please call with any questions or concerns. We got this!
We are very happy to announce that Dr Vitale will be resuming her regular hours on February 10th!
Welcome to Our Practice
We are now accepting new patients.
Pediatricians, Inc is located in Winchester, Massachusetts and provides comprehensive pediatric primary care to the surrounding communities of Middlesex and Essex counties, as well as southern New Hampshire. Our patient population spans the newborn to the college years. We have licensed laboratory services on the premises, and are in close proximity to Winchester Hospital for emergency and radiological services. Hospital affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Mass General Hospital for Children, and Tufts Floating Hospital. Our pediatricians are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
We are now testing for COVID 19. We send our samples to Winchester hospital for PCR testing. A patient can be tested in our office or through a drive through tent in Woburn. Classically, it will take 2-4 days, though there may be delays due to unexpected reasons. We also offer "rapid" testing in our office. Please be aware that most schools only accept PCR tests. Please let us call you with results so we can keep our phone lines open. Thank you!
As we all struggle with these difficult times, we want you to know that, as always, we are here to take care of our patients. Like everyone, we have had to made some changes due the pandemic. We now offer telehealth visits. These our visits done on video, for the safety our patients and our staff. These will be billed to your insurance company as a TELEHEALTH VISIT. We hope this clears up any confusion and we continue to hope that you and your family stay safe..
Our primary aim continues to be keeping our patients and community safe. We know how important it is for children to continue to receive their immunizations on time, so we have expanded our office hours in order to accommodate well visits. We will continue to see well visits and patient with non-infectious symptoms throughout the day. In the afternoon, our offices are separated into well and sick. Any sick visits continue to be triaged by a staff member. We continue to offer telehealth services as well. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to update our office policies with this evolving pandemic.
Visiting the office
For all appointments, when you arrive for your appointment, please stay in your car and call the office.
We will direct you to a clean room when it is ready. You can update any insurance information over the phone.
If you are having trouble getting in touch with the office, sometimes it helps to drive to the front of the building for improved cell service.
Please no walk ins. If you need to pick up a form or prescription, please call the office to arrange to do so.
We ask that all adults and children over the age of 2 wear a mask/face covering when they come to the office and keep it on throughout the visit. Please only 1 adult and no siblings.
Please let us know if you are scheduled for a well visit and are experiencing any sick symptoms or have a possible exposure to COVID. Your check up may need to be rescheduled.
Please don't hesitate to call the office for any questions.
Consider consulting the Pediatric Symptom Checker in our Useful Links section under Resources if you have questions about your child's symptoms.
If you have trouble calling the office and suspect a problem with our phone lines, please call the Winchester Hospital main number (781-729-9000) and ask for the answering service for Pediatricians, Inc.