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  • Writer's pictureJennifer King, M.D.

A Healthy Start to 2023!

Muskegon Pediatrics will continue to provide you with the #BESTCARE. Here is some important information for our patients.

Camp Scholarships Available

There are scholarships for camps available from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Here is the press release for more information:

The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is excited to let you know about our Camp Scholarship opportunity! Camp scholarships are not just limited to face to face, virtual camps are considered as well.
Effective immediately, we would like to invite families to apply to receive a Camp Scholarship for up to $250. The Camp Scholarship is designed to assist families with sending their child with special health care needs to a camp of their choosing. Applications are being accepted now through the end of March 2023. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) to be eligible for a camp scholarship. Families will be required to submit a completed Camp Scholarship Application along with an Attendance Registration Form, which will need to be filled out by the Camp Director. We are attaching the required forms as one PDF file. Please feel free to share this with families within your network or families may request the forms through the Family Phone Line at 800-359-3722. Funding is limited, so please encourage families to apply as soon as possible.

COVID vaccine

We continue to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine for patients ages 6 months and older. All patients can have the Bi-Valent COVID vaccine. If you or your child needs a booster vaccine or if you are unsure if you need one, please call the office to schedule an appointment 231-638-4120.

Influenza vaccine

We are currently experiencing a surge of influenza in our state. If your child still needs an influenza vaccine, please call the office at 231-628-4120 to schedule.

What is influenza? Many people mistake influenza for the “stomach flu”. The vaccine for influenza protects against the influenza virus which causes high fever for 5+ days, harsh cough, runny nose, and sore throat.

Care Closet

We have winter coats, gloves, and hats available. If you are in need of diapers, wipes, clothing, underwear, bras, feminine products, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste or deodorant please call our office so we can help, 231-638-4120.

If you are able to donate to our care closet, we appreciate any donations of toiletries, diapers, and wipes.

If you, your neighbor, your coworker, or your friend is in need of clothing items, hygiene products, or winter clothing please contact our office, 231-638-4120.

Prescription Refills

As a reminder, there are two ways to request a prescription refill.

  1. You can call our office and leave a message on the prescription refill line.

  2. You use the portal to request a refill.

We do not receive requests or honor prescription refills from pharmacies. Please contact our office first if you are in need of refills.

Insurance Updates

Please share any new insurance information with us so when your child does need to be seen, there are no delays when your child needs care.

Patient Centered Medical Home

As a reminder, we are committed to being your child’s patient centered medical home. What does that mean? It means that we will take a lead in helping you coordinate your child’s medical needs. This means we are available to you after hours to help guide you on caring for your child when urgent needs arise, we help coordinate care with other physicians your child may need to see, and review visits your child may make to the emergency room to make sure there are no other ongoing needs. To learn more about patient centered medical home you can go to Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) | Muskegon Pediatrics.

Fun things to do around town

  • Lakeshore Museum - free for Muskegon County Residents with events and activities weekly

  • Muskegon Art Museum - has a fun spot for kids to do art. Free admission on Thursdays.

  • Hackley Library and the Muskegon Area District Libraries have story time, fun kits to take home and beautiful children’s sections for the child to enjoy MADL Events

  • Parks, parks, parks - we have an abundance of parks to explore - parks for just walking, parks for playing on playgrounds, parks with both. Take a snack or lunch to spend time trying a new park with your kids.

  • Winter Sports Complex - winter luge, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and winter zip line

Here's to a healthy and happy year in 2023!


Dr. King

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