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BIG NEWS!!

BIG NEWS!!

Unionville Pediatrics Opens Acute Care Center (ACC)

New Farmington Location Dedicated To Treating Potentially Contagious Illness, Unionville Office To See Only Well Patients

Unionville Pediatrics (U Peds) is opening a second site! We are thrilled to announce that we will now treat well and unwell patients in two different locations. This helps ensure the safety of healthy patients while reducing the potential spread of illnesses in the community.

Our main U Peds office at 101 Main Street in Unionville will welcome well visits, consults, and non-contagious issues. This includes medical checks and behavioral health concerns. The new office, U Peds Acute Care Center (ACC), is located in Round Hill Square at 1027 Farmington Avenue. (Route 4 in Farmington, across from the Tunxis driving range and next to Claudia’s sandwich shop). It will provide care for children who are feeling unwell and experiencing symptoms of illness. This includes Covid-19. The new office will open for current U Peds patients starting on November 16th. 

The ACC office will feature extended hours, 10am -7 pm on weekdays and will see our patients or referrals from other providers. A U Peds doctor will continue to be on call at all hours, every day of the week. Patients will be able to schedule visits through the main office line via a new separate extension. They will be directed to a location based on the child’s reason for visit. U Peds is anticipating the arrival of full COVID testing capabilities at the ACC. We will still be testing for strep and influenza testing.

Current U Peds patients can call (860) 673-6124 to schedule an appointment for either location starting 11/16. We will direct you by prompts to reach the extension needed to assure you are seen at the correct location. In addition to the hours above, weekend visits will be seen there on our regular as needed basis. The practice is also happily accepting new patients and will also accept referrals from other local providers to be seen for acute visits at the ACC.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What’s the purpose of this new location?

The purpose of the Acute Care Center (ACC) is to enable Unionville Pediatrics (U Peds) to safely treat both well and unwell patients while reducing the potential risk of spreading contagious illnesses. In this new COVID environment, the U Peds team is taking every precaution to ensure that sick children get the care that they need and healthy children don’t miss key well appointments or behavioral health visits.

Where is the ACC located?

The ACC is located in Round Hill Square at 1027 Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in Farmington, across from the Tunxis Driving Range, next to Claudia’s sandwich shop.

Where do I take my child if they have a specific problem?

When you call for an appointment, you will be asked the reason for your visit. Well checks, behavioral health, and non-contagious appointments will be taken at U Peds Unionville office. The Acute Care Center (ACC) in Route 4 in Farmington will be solely dedicated to illnesses that are potentially contagious.

Who is going to staff the Acute Care Center (ACC) ?

Our current staff will be split between the two locations so you’ll still be able to see your regular providers and our friendly office personnel. 

How do I make an appointment at the Acute Care Center (ACC)?

All appointments can be made by calling (860) 673-6124. The prompts will direct what extension you need to reach so you will be be seen at the appropriate site. Our office staff will direct you to ensure that you are visiting the appropriate office at your appointment.

Is this a walk-in clinic?

The Acute Care Center (ACC) is not a walk-in clinic and patients will still need to schedule an appointment to be seen. However, the ACC will offer extended weekday hours from 10 am – 7 pm and will also be open on weekends where our usual on call as needed schedule will be in force. All weekend visits will be at the new location at the ACC. 

Do you have to be a U Peds patient to visit the Acute Care Center (ACC)?

Yes, the ACC is only available for U Peds patients. However, we are happily accepting new patients at this time and will see other patients there with a referral from their primary care provider.

How are you dealing COVID patients as opposed to children who are unwell with other illnesses?

There are several measures in place to ensure that patients can get COVID tests without coming into contact with other patients. When a patient calls for a COVID test appointment, We will be direct themto a separate entrance, where a Covid test will be administered by a medical assistant in full personal protective equipment (PPE). The patient will then go to an exam room to be examined while awaiting the results. If a patient desires a test only they will return to their vehicle or return home to get results. Patients with suspected Covid will not utilize the waiting rooms in any capacity unless their test comes back negative. 

What happens if a patient gets a COVID positive test?

The U Peds team follows the same strict CDC guidelines as any other medical office in the State of Connecticut. If a patient’s COVID test comes back positive, they will be directed to quarantine at home or seek out specialized medical care as required. Our staff will be administering COVID tests in full PPE and every precaution will be taken to ensure that all patients are safe and protected from any potential contact.