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Hometown is Back in Business!

We suffered significant water damage to our beloved clinic due to the recent extreme weather. Following cleanup & repairs, we are now hoping to resume in person visits at our Hometown clinic sometime next week.  In the meantime, we will be providing patient care at two alternate locations (click for driving directions):

STEP Pediatrics, PA
Rivela Plastic Surgery

You will be contacted by our staff as to where you are to go. COVID-19 testing will continue to be performed at the Hometown parking lot. Please check back here for the latest updates. Again, thank you for your support & understanding.

Hometown Closure due to Extreme Winter Weather Damage

We are sad to report that due to the recent extreme weather we have suffered significant water damage to our beloved office. As such, we will be closed on February 18th & 19th.  We already have a restoration team actively clearing out the damaged areas and will soon begin repairs.  As always, we have a physician on-call to speak with day or night whom you can reach by calling our main number (281-292-8980) while we set plans for re-opening for in-person care as soon as possible.  Please check here for the latest updates.  Thank you for your support & understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hometown Pediatrics did receive a limited number of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations. At this time, all doses have been allocated.
We are currently unaware whether or not we shall receive additional allotments but, if so, we will immediately announce availability HERE & shall continue to vaccinate Phase 1A & 1B individuals on a first-call, first-scheduled basis (by appointment only). For more general information please go to the Texas DSHS website at COVID-19 Vaccine Information (texas.gov)
Thank you in advance for your patience!

Rapid COVID-19 Testing

 
We continue to offer rapid COVID-19 testing to our patients & their parents when indicated. We also offer this testing to community first responders, teachers, & daycare workers. This test is performed via scheduled, drive-through testing beneath our porte-cochère. Results return in as quickly as 15-20 minutes. Please speak with our front desk for additional information.
 
In order to continue to provide optimal care for our patients while minimizing risk to patients, families, and staff, Hometown Pediatrics has temporarily implemented the following changes:
 
 If your child has experienced any illness or fever within 48 hours prior to your well-visit, please call us & report this event before coming in.
 
We will now be doing all sick visits in the afternoon in office or via telemedicine to limit exposure.
 
In order to keep our patients as safe as possible, our waiting rooms are temporarily closed. When you arrive at our clinic for your scheduled appointment, remain in your vehicle & call the main office number (281-292-8980) for further instructions. You will be prompted to meet your physician’s nurse to enter our facility through one of the side hallways & will proceed directly to the exam room.
 
Also, in order to further limit potential exposure to both families & Hometown staff, if at all possible, please have only one parent accompany your child to his or her appointment & try to keep other children safe at home.
 
Every exam room is being thoroughly sanitized after every patient.
 
All medical staff are wearing masks at all times. Due to a state mandate, all parents and patients over the age of two must wear a mask in order to been seen. Please bring a mask for yourself and your child and please keep masks on all times, even when the physician is not in the room.
 
Again, for safety reasons, we strongly recommend no eating or drinking in the exam rooms at any time.

Flu Shots Have Arrived, Available For Kids And Parents!- Open On Select Saturdays For Flu Shots

We have just acquired our supply of Flu Shots for the upcoming flu season–recommended for ALL children above 6 months of age! All of our flu shots again this year are preservative-free!
This year we will be giving Flu Shots to parents as well! We will be open for a flu shot clinic on select Saturday in the morning. If you would like to schedule please contact our office.
The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications and death, even in healthy children. The influenza immunization each year is the best way to protect children. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you not only miss the opportunity to protect your own child but also can put others at risk. Although influenza can be treated with antiviral medications, these drugs are less effective if not started early, can be expensive, and may have bothersome side effects.
Please protect your precious little ones by calling to set up an appointment while our supplies are in!