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We are unable to see new patients temporarily… (newborns still OK)

To our patients and families:

As you have heard, this year’s cold and flu season has been off to a busy start. This has resulted in an unprecedented demand for our pediatric health care system, including in our office. Please know that we are doing everything we can to accommodate as many families as possible, but at this time, our same-day availability is often limited and quick to fill up.

You are encouraged to call early in the day if you have a sick child that you would like to be seen in-office. Our nurses, as always, will provide appropriate triage services and home-care advice, when applicable. If they inform you that we are unable to see your child same-day, please know this is not for lack of desire or effort. We are seeing an unprecedented request for visits, and are seeing as many children as our capacity can allow for in a safe and effective manner.

We would be happy to have you complete our registration information on our new patients tab. We will add you to our waitlist and inform you when our clinic is able to schedule a new patient appointment for you. Again, this does not apply to newborns.

Thank you for your patience with us during this time,

The Physicians of University Place Pediatric Clinic

Covid Announcement

COVID VACCINE: Immunizing yourself and your children against Covid is the single most important step in the fight against Covid infections.

APPOINTMENTS: Please call our front desk to schedule an appointment for your child to receive their vaccine.

COVID TESTING: We are no longer doing Covid testing only. If your child is seen for an illness and the doctor wants to rule out Covid, testing will be done for those patients. . If your child has mild symptoms but needs to be tested, this can be done at multiple testing centers:
Testing Information | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (tpchd.org)

Vaccine availability

We have Pfizer Covid vaccine for ages 5 and up, along with most other recommended childhood vaccines. We are currently out of flu vaccine. Immunizations are now by appointment. Please call our front desk to schedule a convenient time.