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Coronavirus Updates

Updated 6 Dec 2022

POWER OUTAGE- Sandhills Peds hopes all our patients and families are safe and warm. Lots of resources at The Pilot.

List of resources below---------

Assistance and information for Tuesday December 6

PINEHURST: Reminder! Public Services will be picking up Mondays route today. All routes are on a one-day delay.

Solid Rock Community Church will be serving a hot meal today at 3 p.m. located at 989 White Hill Road, Sanford NC 27332.

Today at 1 p.m. until food runs out, Lupita’s Bakery will be giving out hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, coffee and orange juice. Located at 324 N.Walnut ST Pinebluff 28373 ..

Hola a todos!

Estaremos dando comido a las familias que no tendrán una comida caliente en su mesa hoy. Desde las 1pm haste que la comida se acabe estaremos dando hot dogs, sandwiches de barbecue, cafe, y jugó

Todos son bienvenidos!

Lupitas Bakery, 324 N.Walnut ST Pinebluff 28373 ..

Wild Roots Hair Studio & Nicholas Havner Pottery is teaming up with Midland Bistro and 9th of September to provide a hotdog lunch to anyone in need - 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. –2160 Midland rd. Southern pines, NC

We are accepting donations in the parking lot 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. hotdog items, chips, drinks etc. along with any NON- Perishable items to give away. All supplies leftovers will be donated to local shelters.

Grace Church Southern Pines will have lunch, hot drinks, and charging stations. They will have doors open Tuesday 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

New Covenant Fellowship in Carthage will have soup and sandwiches tomorrow beginning at 12 p.m.

Yates Thagard Baptist Church in Whispering Pines will offer an authentic Mexican dinner for Church family and the community. They will begin serving food at 5 p.m. until it is gone.

Roseland United Methodist Church located at 181 Roseridge Rd. will be open from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. You can charge phones, internet access, and free coffee.

Food Distribution Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. located at 503 N. Sandhills Blvd. in Aberdeen. Please bring your own bags or boxes.

Reformation Church in Southern Pines will serve lunch from 11 a.m. until everything is gone.

Chicken, Rice, and Beans will be served at 420 Sand Pit Rd. in Aberdeen beginning at 1 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Robbins will be near the DSS in Carthage beginning around 4 p.m. They will be serving spaghetti, salad, and bread.

Southern Pines Library will be closed for normal operations, but will be open to provide a warm place to read a book, charge devices, or grab a snack. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Crains Creek Fire Department will have a hotdog vendor at 12 p.m. They will be giving hotdogs for lunch to those without power in the neighborhood. At 5 p.m. they will be serving rice and chicken gumbo.

Dowd Contracting and squared away clean out services will be serving hotdogs and baked beans in the area between the McDonalds and John Deere store in Carthage 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. They will also have the dump trailer there for you to bring all of your food that needs to be tossed!

RockFish Church of Aberdeen will be open daily until power is restored at 12 p.m. they will have lunch, wifi, work areas, and charging stations.

Central Electric will have a group at Cypress Point Fire and Rescue in Vass serving breakfast at 9 a.m.

The Pineapple plug will be at Piggly Wiggly in Vass from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow giving away hamburgers, hotdogs, and water while supplies last.

The Yellow Bird will be giving out FREE chicken sandwiches, burgers and chili to Moore county residents from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Big Erv BBQ & 910 Sweets The Neighborhood Pit Stop, LLC will be set up at the Sandhills community college Tuesday with discounted meals.

PaPa John's in Aberdeen will be giving away free pizzas at 1 p.m.

FOOD PANTRIES

West End United Methodist Men
910-673-3734
Provides a food pantry. Pantry hours: every other Wed 8am - 11am

Mission Agape - Eagle Springs
910-673-3333
Provides a food pantry. Pantry hours: Thursdaysfrom 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm and additional times on an emergency need basis...

Pentecostal Assembly of Jesus Christ - Southern Pines
(910) 944-2945
Provides a food pantry. Pantry Hours: Tuesday andThursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFor more information, please call

Sandhills Food Bank - Southern Pines
(910) 692-5959
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday8:00 am - 4:30 pmFor more information, please call

MooreHealth - Carthage
910-947-2436
Provides a food pantry. Pantry hours: Monday -Friday-8am.5pm

Bethesda Presbyterian Church - Aberdeen
(910) 944-1319
Provides a food pantry. Pantry Hours: Wednesday 9:00am - 11:00pmFor more information, please call

Moore County has shower trailers set up at the Moore County Sports Complex shelter location for anyone who needs a hot shower. Hours of operation for showers are 8am - 4pmAlso a hot meal will be served today from 12 - 2:30pm.
155 Hillcrest Park Ln.

Carthage, NC 28327
The showers and meals are located in the rear parking lot of the gymnasium. There will be signs posted.

There are other locations available for showers and Laundry as well. The hours for those are 7am - 7pm.
Sandhills Baptist Association
5254 US 15-501

Carthage, NC 28327
This unit will be set up by 11am today.
First Baptist Church of Aberdeen
700 N. Sandhills Blvd.
Aberdeen, NC 28315
First Baptist Church of Pinehurst
7373 NC 211 Hwy
West End, NC 27376
Meals will be distributed at the following locations between the hours of 12pm - 2:30pm 503 N. Sandhills Blvd.
Aberdeen, NC 28315
Moore County Sports Complex
155 Hillcrest Park Ln.
Carthage, NC 28327
Southern Pines Fire Station 82
7850 NC 22 Hwy
Carthage, NC 28327

All meals are pickup only there will not be seating areas available.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW, 12/7

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
Dec. 7th - 4015 NC Hwy 73, West End, NC 27376 8am - 10:30am


COVID vaccine updates

Yay!  We have the updated Bivalent COVID vaccine booster for patients 5 years and older! This shot protects even better against the new variants- NCDHHS Video.  The Bivalent booster is for patients 5 years and older 2 months after their last dose of COVID vaccine. Important for everyone, especially our elders- remind the grandparents before gathering for winter holidays!

Flu vaccine is available at all three offices- please call or portal message for a nurse only appointment.  This is an early and bad flu season -CDC flu map has MUCH more flu activity than we normally see in late November,

COVID vaccine for children 6 months and older is available at all 3 offices- Video PSA- Kids Have a Spot to Take their Shot.  We now have both Moderna and Pfizer available for 6mo-5 yo.  Pfizer only for >= 5yo! Please call for an appointment or send us a portal message.

Infant formula shortage questions- see AAP Healthy Kids site  for updated information- Information from NC Dept of Health and Human Services. Can't find formula for your baby younger than 6mo? Please call or portal message us!    Escasez de fórmula infantil

COVID- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still very protective against hospitalization and death, so please get vaccinated and boosted ASAP as recommended below!

COVID vaccine is recommended for ALL children 6 months old and older.  AAP, AMA, AAFP & ANA leaders ALL strongly recommend COVID vaccine for children 6 months and older- National video - NC DHHS video

Check to see if you are up to date on COVID vaccine using this handy CDC Site

If you have questions about the vaccine, please call for an appointment so we can answer your questions!

You can fill out forms for COVID vaccine appointments at Sandhills Peds to save time:

CDC Booster Vaccine Chart

Immunocompromised patients (eg kidney transplant, leukemia) should get a third primary dose 28 days after their second dose.

Sandhills Pediatrics is vaccinating patients 6 mo + and any family members.  Please call for an appointment or ask us about it next time you are in the office.

Breastfeeding- is a reason to get the COVID vaccination (protects mom and maybe even baby) and we encourage all of our nursing mothers to receive it.

Pregnancy-  CDC issued an urgent appeal for ALL pregnant people to get vaccinated 29 Sep 2021. The American College of OBGYN now strongly recommends vaccination for pregnant individuals - see here.  For more answers about breastfeeding and other COVID vaccine questions, click here to access the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia vaccine education center.

COVID Vaccine Incentives- Some insurers are paying patients to get vaccinated- preventing a single hospitalization from COVID pays for lots of patients to get gift cards!

  • Wellcare- apply for $50 Walmart card
    • Si tienes el seguro medico de Wellcare y su hijo/hija tiene 5 años omas de edad, y a recibido la vacuna de COVID y recibió la vacuna de COVID desde Septiembre 01, 2021, haga click aquí para solicitar una tarjeta de regalo de WalMart de 50 dolares!
  • Carolina Complete Health- $75 incentive paid to MyHealthPays card automatically when doctor or pharmacy files claim- details here
    • Los pacientes con el seguro medico de Carolina Complete Health que sean mayores de 5 años y reciban una primera, segunda o tercera vacuna de COVID desde el 15 de Noviembre de 2021 recibiran 75 dolares en su tarjeta de recompensa (MyHealthPays). Esto sucede automaticamente cuando la clínica factura el reclamo de la vacuna. Un Pago de 75 dolares porpaciente. Los detalles estan aquí
  • Other Medicaid Plans

Sandhills Pediatrics was honored to participate in a NC Dept of Health and Human Services Public Service Announcement promoting COVID vaccine.   PSA1- 30 seconds    PSA2- 60 seconds

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Looking for information on Coronavirus COVID-19? New information is available daily, so we'd like to point you to the continuously updated CDC website for the most reliable information.  We recommend you follow the sensible precautions from the American Academy of Pediatrics provided here. To help us keep your child and other patients healthy, if you suspect your child has a Coronavirus COVID-19 infection, please do not come to walk-in clinic!  Call us and let us know about possible exposures so we can discuss the best plan to provide safe and high quality care.

COVID-19 resources specifically for kids

We have three COVID-19 resources specifically for kids to share.  Susie Boals, who some of you know as an Episcopal Day School librarian, sent us this resource Coronavirus: A Book for Children.  It’s about COVID-19 and the changes and responsibilities it brings to our families.  It’s recommended by school librarians and we like it too.  It’s available as a free download from Amazon.  Dr. Lindsay Johannes-Monroe, our psychologist, recommends this COVID-19 Time Capsule coloring and work book and Trinka and Sam Fighting the Big Virus from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and let us know what you think!

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Telehealth

Sandhills Pediatrics offers virtual care by appointment- please call or portal message to set up!  Click here and one of your regular, trusted Sandhills Pediatrics doctors or nurse practitioners will be able to have a secure video conference with you and your child!  Please pick your clinician's name for your appointment.  (Please remember to enter your child's name at the check-in screen.)

Open to established patients only Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.  Best problems for Telehealth are rashes, allergies, pinkeye, ADHD - things we can see through the camera!  It doesn't work well for ear infections or "is this strep throat or a pneumonia?".

We are testing this out, so please bear with us - Telehealth platforms are having increased demand due to COVID19 - If you can't reach us or wait longer than 20 minutes, please call us!

Welcome

At Sandhills Pediatrics, we believe what matters most is that our children grow up happy, healthy, and with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

This is why we are here. To support healthy, happy families living in a healthy, happy community.

Our Mission

We are a family of caregivers improving the health and happiness
of all children and families across our Sandhills community,
providing high quality care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our Four Guiding Principles

We seek to achieve this mission by following four guiding principles:

  • We turn medical care into medical caring.
  • We are a supportive hand to hold.
  • We find harmony between quality care and convenience.
  • We serve the whole community as an extension of our family.

Our Story

We are a Vaccinating Practice

Sandhills Pediatrics is a vaccinating practice – for the health and safety of our patients and our community. Vaccines prevent serious illnesses and save lives.

Children and young adults should receive all recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers of Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.