Note to our patients with Medicaid Direct insurance

We are writing to let you know of some changes coming to your child’s Medicaid insurance. All those patients with Medicaid Direct (except those who are in foster care) will have their insurance coverage change to a managed care group, which depends on the county you live in. For example, Wake County uses Alliance, and Harnett County uses Sandhills.

These regional plans will start being your child’s main insurance on December 1, 2022. You will be receiving information from NC Medicaid about some upcoming dates and instructions to make sure your child gets assigned appropriately, and you get to choose your child’s doctor.

  • August 15, 2022: Open Enrollment started: you can go online and choose your medical provider.
  • October 15, 2022: If you have not chosen your provider but this point, you are assigned to one (and the computers try to pick the doctor or practice you have seen most often). But it would be best for you to do this yourself.

At this moment, Cary, Apex, and Fuquay-Varina Pediatrics has only recently contracted with Alliance (Wake County). We fully expect to participate also with Vaya, and Sandhills plans. If you live in a county that does not work with one of these three plans, we will most likely not be able to be your child’s doctor. Our name is probably not yet listed on the Medicaid website for Alliance, so please be patient.

We do plan to be fully participating before the October 15 deadline for auto-enrollment, and will reach out to you all as soon as we have everything in place for the remaining plans. We value the trust you have given our practice and our providers to be the medical home for your children. And we look forward to continuing to do so in the coming years.

Cary, Apex, and Fuquay-Varina Pediatrics

Walk-In Hours Are Resuming!

Get Your Flu Shot!

Flu vaccine has arrived! Each office got a partial shipment today & we are ready to protect our patients!
Give the office a call to schedule an appointment. We have a few after-hour appointment options, with more expected next month. We look forward to seeing you!

Covid Vaccine IS HERE!

We have received both Moderna & Pfizer Covid vaccine for our patients age 6 months to 4 years.  We have day & evening clinics available.  Please give the office a call to schedule an appointment!

Covid-19 Calculator

Have questions about when your child no longer has to quarantine after a positive covid test?  Jessica, our clinic manager in Apex, found a neat tool on the CDC website that helps you determine how long you should quarantine & isolate after a positive test.  Try it out!

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html#

Covid Vaccine Update 10/21/21

We do not have any new information about when we will receive the vaccine for ages 5 – 11 years, but anticipate it will be the first or 2nd week of November.
If you would like to be placed on a wait-list for the vaccine, please click the link below. If we have left over doses at the end of the day, we will call patients on this list to come get a vaccine. We will also use the list to reach out to patients when the vaccine is ready.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A48A5AD2AA1FB6-covid

Covid Vaccine for School Age Children is Coming!

Cary/Fuquay/Apex Pediatrics is one of the first Pediatric practices in the state that will receive Covid vaccine for children ages 5 – 11. Many of you have questions – So do we!
What we know:
1. We are getting a small amount of vaccine initially. These vaccines will be offered to immunosuppressed & high risk patients first. This means most of our patients will not get the vaccine with the first shipment to our offices.
2. We will offer the vaccine at your child’s well exam if we have it available.
3. We hope to have drive-thru clinics at one or more of our offices as staffing allows. Like the rest of the nation, our offices are experiencing staffing issues. You may have to go to a different office for the covid vaccine.
4. We do not have a date the vaccine will be in the office. As soon as we have vaccine, we will post it on the website, on our social media accounts & send a newsletter.
5. We are not in control when the vaccine will arrive. This is being handled by DHHS.
6. We are thrilled that you are excited about your child receiving this important vaccine.
7. We are thankful to be able to offer it to you. We believe in the safety of the vaccine and the science behind it.

That is all we know today. Like most thing related to Covid, there will be changes, updates, & new information coming daily. We will update you as soon we have new information!

Flu clinics!

We have several open flu clinics open – with daytime & evening hours available.  At this time, we will have flu clinics at our Apex & Cary locations only due to unexpected issues with staffing.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will take advantage of the dates & times at our other two offices.  Call the office today to get your flu vaccine!

Flu Vaccine is Here

We have flu & COVID-19 vaccines available at each office. We have various days & times available & are excited to have several drive-thru clinics again this year!

Please call your office to schedule your flu shot today!