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Online Resources

MHA Resources

We have carefully curated a collection of trusted resources for our patients and their families. Our online resources have been designed to offer insight into your health concerns. Please note that this is not a substitute for care, please see your provider for any specific medial concerns.

Emergency

**Not all conditions require an emergency care or urgent care visit. Please contact your provider before going to the emergency room or urgent care.

Find below a list of resources for common sick ailments:

Emergency

**Not all conditions require an emergency care or urgent care visit. Please contact your provider before going to the emergency room or urgent care.

Find below a list of resources for common sick ailments:

COVID-19

The member practices of Medical Health Associates are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, their families as well as our providers and staff. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols and resources for you and your child with getting back to school on our COVID-19 Resources page.

Vaccines

Vaccine/Immunization Schedule

CDC 2020 Recommended Immunizations For Birth Through 6 Years Old

CDC 2020 Recommended Immunizations For Children 7 – 18

Read MHA, and all practicing locations’ Vaccine Policy.

Additional Online Immunization Information

A Parent’s Guide To Influenza

Influenza, or the flu, is a seasonal and very common illness. Each year the influenza virus evolves, making it difficult to prevent long-term. Therefore, it is recommended that your child get a flu vaccine each year during flu season near the beginning of fall.

Even though the symptoms are similar to the common cold, they can become severe enough to lead to other illnesses and even cause hospitalization and death.

Tips for Preventing the Flu

There are a number of measures that the CDC recommends that you and your child should take to avoid getting and spreading the flu. These include:

Keep your hands clean. Wash your hands often, not just when you use the restroom. You pick up a lot of germs on your hands throughout the day, and if you’re out in public during flu season, there’s a good chance you’ll pick up the flu.

Avoid close contact. Especially contact with those who are sick. When you are sick you should also avoid contact with others.

Stay home when you are sick. Not only will this help prevent the spread of germs, but it will ensure that you don’t overexert yourself if you are sick.

Cover your mouth and nose. Sneezing and coughing are the easiest ways for viruses to spread. Cover your mouth if you are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Even if you keep your hands clean, viruses easily enter the body through the orifices on your face.

Practice good health habits. Make sure to disinfect surfaces that are touched a lot. For example, wipe down a shopping cart handle with a wipe before using. Additionally, make sure you get plenty of sleep, eat nutritious food and drink a lot of fluids.

Flu Season and Immunization

The flu season can start in October and last until May, but the bulk of flu cases happen between December through February. It is important to stay up-to-date in your area, as flu outbreaks happen at a local level.

Contact your Pediatric office for vaccine availability. The typical flu vaccine protects against what research indicates will be the most common viruses during the season, specifically Influenza A virus and Influenza B virus.

Influenza vaccine is typically available at the end of Summer or early Fall. The AAP recommends that all children age 6 months of age or older receive a yearly flu vaccine, especially those that are high risk. We will make a post when the flu vaccine is available on our website and social media outlets. Contact your office for vaccine availability.

Know how to define what is high risk.

Additional Resources about the Flu Vaccine:

Preparing For Your Newborn

Our pediatricians welcome all newborns to join our practice, regardless of your chosen birthing hospital. You do not need to “register” with our office before your baby delivers. 

Prenatal Visits

Prenatal visit appointments or meetings are available.  Please contact your office of choice to schedule.  

This visit allows you to:

  • Meet our staff
  • Learn more about our office
  • Discuss lactation or feeding choices
  • Have any of your baby care questions answered

Infant

Learn what physical, social, and sensory milestones your baby should hit from birth to 3 years old.

**If your child is under 2 months of age and you suspect he/she has a fever call your provider’s office before administering any over the counter medication.

Vitamin D Supplements:

CDC Recommendations On Vitamin D While Breastfeeding

Healthy Children Recommendations On Vitamin D and Iron Supplements For Babies

Lactation Services

Lactation services are available at your office by a certified lactation provider. They provide advice, support and answer questions.  Answers to common questions and additional resources are available:

 

Toddler

Adolescent / Teen (11-17 years)

Physical Development

What Is Going On In Your Teen’s Brain

Well visits: 

Adolescent Questionnaire

Nutrition

Mental/Behavioral

Online Crisis Services

24 Hour Crisis Hotline

Erie County: 716-831-7007

Niagara County: 716-285-3515

Cattaraugus County: 800-339-5209

Genesee County: 585-283-5200

Wyoming County: 585-283-5200

Text HOME to 741741 

Substance Abuse Resources

Adolescent Vaccines

  • HPV Vaccine
  • Menactra
  • Tdap

ASQ Developmental Questionnaire

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires are parent-completed developmental screeners. These screeners help determine if there are delays in key areas of a child’s development.