MedLink Georgia is focused on primary care for the whole family. We have a team of talented Pediatricians dedicated to caring for even our tiniest patients.
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WHAT WE OFFER
Pediatric After-Hours Nurse Line (Partnership With Piedmont Athens)
Our Colbert location has a partnership with Piedmont Athens Regional. Our after-hours line can connect patients directly
MedLink Georgia provides services to assist patients with ADD/ADHD. We strive to prescribe medication only when necessary. Our Pediatricians follow a specific protocol to ensure a patient has ADD/ADHD. If you believe your child struggles with ADD/ADHD, the provider will spend time examining and consult with you.
We understand that when your child is not feeling well, getting out of the house might be difficult. We make it easy to get the same benefits from your computer or phone. Telehealth visits are virtual office visits that let you video chat with a member of our care team from the comfort of your home or wherever you are if there is internet access! We even offer some well visits to protect our well and sick patients.
Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy
Our physical and occupational therapists work with children dealing with difficulties in developmental delays, sensory integration, walking & moving, strength & balance and so much more! We even offer a light room to help our patients decompress.
MedLink’s dental staff welcomes children! We accept most insurance plans and offer financial assistance for qualifying families. Our dental office accepts Medicaid and participates with Right from the Start Medicaid for pregnant women.
Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) provide behavioral health therapy to children ages 4 & up. Our LCSWs work as part of an integrated care team along with MedLink medical providers and other specialty providers to offer quality patient-centered care.
For well-child visits beginning at birth up to 2 years of age, our providers will check length, weight, head circumference, temperature, and heart rate. Gathering this information will help determine where your child falls on the percentile chart for children of a similar age. Developmental milestones and social history will be reviewed at each well-child check. The provider will check out different parts of your child’s body to ensure there are no major issues. At 2 years of age, blood pressure will become part of this annual visit.
Well-child visits can start 2 – 3 days after being discharged from the hospital. Visits will continue at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months. After 30 months, there will be a 3-year check that will transition into a well-child check on an annual basis.
For parents or guardians, requests for immunizations records can be done by phone, office visit, or through the patient portal. Please allow 48 – 72 hours for turnaround.
Yes, our providers will refer to specialists when necessary.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosing Chart
Tylenol gave every 4 – 6 hours as needed for fever/pain.
Do NOT give if the child is less than 3 months old without speaking to a Pediatrician first!
Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosing Chart
Advil given every 6 – 8 hours as needed for fever/pain.
Do NOT give to any child under 6 months of age!
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing Chart
Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, hives, and itching.
- AGE LIMITS For ALLERGIES, don’t use under 1 year of age. Reason: it causes most babies to be sleepy. For COLDS, not advised at any age. Reason: no proven benefits. It should not be given if under 6 years old.
- DOSE Find the child’s WEIGHT in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.
- MEASURE THE DOSE Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Reason: regular spoons are not reliable. Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.
- ADULT DOSE 50 mg
- HOW OFTEN FOR UNDER 6 YEARS Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed. (Exception: do not use under 1 year unless directed by provider).
- HOW OFTEN FOR 6 YEARS AND OLDER Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed.
- HOW OFTEN Repeat every 6 hours as needed.
- CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FAST-MELTS Each fast-melt tablet equals 12.5 mg. They are dosed the same as chewable tablets.
CHILD HEALTH RESOURCES
MedLink Georgia is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U. S. C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee site under 42 U. S. C. 233 (g) – (n). MedLink Georgia is Covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS00427, Health Center Program, for $6,465,445 with 61.7% from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
MedLink Georgia, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. If you speak a language other than English and need assistance, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you at all MedLink Community Health Centers.
MedLink Georgia cumple con las leyes de derechos civiles federales y no discrimina por raza, color, origen, nacional, edad, discapacidad, o genero. Si usted habla un idioma aparte de ingles y necesita ayuda, servicios de lenguage gratuitos estan disponible para usted. Llame a cualquier centro de MedLink Georgia para mas informacion.
COVID-19 nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal test is $80