We are here for you!
We are currently experiencing unprecedented call volumes in both offices.
We appreciate your patience as we work hard to answer all questions in a timely manner.
As always, our goal is to provide guidance and treatment to every child in the familiar comfort of their medical home.
Our team cares deeply for you, your family, and the work we are doing.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in the care of your children.
Click here to read our updated operational and financial policies as we strive to deliver safe, high-quality care to our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are pleased to now offer telehealth visits for select appointments via the Spruce Health telemedicine platform. Click here to learn more.
Please note that per these guidelines, children who cannot or will not wear a well-fitting medical face mask when in public locations should isolate/quarantine for 10 days. As most children are either too young to mask OR currently having snack/lunch indoors in conditions that do not allow them to maintain social distancing while unmasked to eat, Pediatric Associates continues to recommend 10 days of isolation if COVID-19 positive and 10 days of quarantine for close contacts.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all individuals 5+ years old!
Click here to find a vaccine appointment near you.
If your child is 5-11 years old, you have several options
for scheduling their first vaccine appointment.
Our Portsmouth office has a small number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for ages 5-11 years on January 15th,16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Please call ASAP if interested!
Pharmacies: The state has put together a map of pharmacy providers that plan to offer the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Over 150 pharmacies, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Walgreens have already indicated they will be vaccine administrators for this age group. However, not every location will have the vaccine for kids available, so be sure to double check before booking your child’s appointment.
- Fixed vaccination sites: The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offers four fixed vaccination sites in New Hampshire to assist with COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses in the state. The fixed sites are walk-ins only. No appointments will be scheduled. Wait times may be expected. For more information about the sites, including dates sites will be closed for the holidays, visit www.on-sitemedservices.com/vaccinationlocator.
- Mobile vaccine clinics: To find where the state’s vaccine van will be, visit vaccines.nh.gov and click “Find the van.” The van will be visiting Little Harbour School (Monday 12/20) and Portsmouth Middle School (Wednesday 12/22) to provide second doses to anyone who received their first vaccine by November 29th or December 1st,
respectively, and/or for anyone looking to receive a COVID-19 booster.
Free COVID-19 PCR testing is available from 9am-3pm, 7 days a week,
at Fox Run Mall in Newington – no appointment necessary.
*Take a right at mall entrance, located on
backside of mall, in JCPenny parking lot.*
Pediatric Associates has same-day in-house molecular/PCR testing capabilities in our Hampton & Portsmouth offices, but as test cartridges are currently on allocation, we can offer this option only when supplies are available. Any COVID-19 PCRs that cannot be run in office will be sent out to Seacoast Pathology for processing.
If you have further questions about testing, please call our offices.
What about antigen tests? Click here for an excellent summary of their utility and limitations in the wake of the Omicron variant – including why (and how) to swab your child’s throat as well as their nose! If your child tests positive on an at-home antigen test, consider this a true positive and send us a photo through the patient portal so that we can document your child’s COVID-19 infection and report the result to the state.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit CDC or the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Last updated 1/6/22