Welcome to Forestream Pediatrics
We Offer Appointments Monday-Saturday, with FOUR EVENINGS Each Week And Saturday Mornings!
Please be patient with our office staff as we try to accommodate the enormous surge of phone calls and sick appointment requests. Our staff is working diligently to serve you and your family. While we recognize the frustrations that the pandemic has brought, cursing, yelling and threatening behavior will result in dismissal from the practice. Your healthcare and satisfaction with your treatment is of utmost importance to us. Thank you for choosing Forestream Pediatrics as your child's healthcare provider.
*************CORONA VIRUS UPDATE****************
Easy to use Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines per ECDOH:
Office protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
If you want a sick visit in office: We are seeing sick patients and are doing limited rapid COVID testing for those who need it. Please call for an appointment.
If you want a COVID PCR test ONLY: If you would like a COVID PCR test only without being examined, you can call Erie County at 716-858-2929 or click on the link below to find a testing location near you:
-We also recommend KSL Diagnostics for testing. Call or portal the office and we can send over a script.
NEED A NOTE TO RETURN to work or school?
To verify that you have completed ISOLATION (due to COVID illness, click on the link below provided by the ECDOH, print and fill out form:
To verify that you have completed Quarantine (due to exposure to someone with COVID but are asymptomatic), click on the link below provided by ECDOH, print and fill out form:
Anyone 2 years of age and older MUST wear a mask THROUGHOUT their office visit
Please call us upon arrival for your appointment and remain in your car. Your nurse will call you by phone and bring you directly to the freshly sanitized exam room.
Please minimize the number of people that attend a visit.
Please try to maintain social distancing, wear your masks in public, avoid social gatherings, and wash hands frequently. We wish you and your family continued health and wellness.
We are asking ALL patients to sign up for the online portal. This is an excellent way to get ahold of us for non-urgent concerns, to request documents, ask questions, send updates and even send pictures of rashes, etc. You or your insurance may incur a charge for portal messaging that requires in depth responses. All physicals and immunizations as well as required documents will be sent to you via the portal after well child checks at no charge. Please contact the frontline staff to get your child signed on today.
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Forestream Pediatrics | 4711 Transit Road, Suite 1, Depew, NY 14043
Phone: (716) 668-5331 | Fax: (716) 668-5370
All children 6 months of age and older are advised to receive an influenza vaccine yearly. Children under the age of 9 who will be receiving the flu vaccine for the first time will require two (2) doses one month apart. We will only be administering the injectable flu vaccine again this year. .
Flu immunization administration will begin upon delivery of the vaccines, which is dependent upon when the manufacturer ships the vaccine. Patients scheduled for well child checks in August may be offered the opportunity to receive the flu vaccine at their appointment if the shipment allows. Please contact the office in early August to check availability of flu session appointment scheduling.
Expectant Parents and New Families
The choice of medical provider for your child(ren) is an important decision. We offer a FREE prenatal or new family visit to meet our pediatricians. We believe this opportunity allows you to make the best informed decision for your family. Please call to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Car Seat Safety Recommendations
Forestream Pediatric providers recommend parents and guardians follow the NY State laws regarding car seat safety. All children under the age of four are required by NY State law to ride in safety seats. Also, children are required to ride in child restraint systems until their 8th birthday. Additional information is available at the following web sites: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/safety-restraints