Due to the delay of our staggered shipments of our flu vaccine from the manufacturer, we unfortunately have to reschedule our after- hours flu clinics. We will keep everyone updated on future flu clinics offered. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to the delay of our staggered shipments of our flu vaccine from the manufacturer, we unfortunately have to reschedule our after- hours flu clinics. We will keep everyone updated on future flu clinics offered. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Parent Resources

Parenting

Car Seat Checks: Parents and guardians are invited to go to Greenville Fire and Rescue Headquarters located at 500 S Greene St to have your car seat checked. They are available every Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Hopeful Beginnings: Hopeful Beginnings is a postpartum support group for new mothers. The group meets at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of each month at Vidant Wellness Center located at 2610 Stantonsburg Rd in Greenville. If you would like more information please call (252) 847-7439.

Child Development

Smart Start—Martin/Pitt Partnership For Children: Smart Start is a nationally recognized and award winning early childhood initiative. Supports parents, child care facilities, and educators through collaborative programs. Focus on ages birth to five years old the opportunity to experience quality early childhood education. Visit their website at www.mppfc.org or call (252) 756-1567 for more information.

Breastfeeding

Vidant Medical Center Breastfeeding Support: This is a support group for all breastfeeding moms. The group meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at Vidant Wellness Center. Child Care is available. If you would like more information please call (252) 847-7439

Pitt County Health Department—Better Beginnings Breastfeeding Program: This program offers breastfeeding education, and support for breastfeeding women. This program also loans out breast pumps for women who qualify. For more information, please call (252) 902-2381.

Child Services

Cell Testing and Counseling: Free sickle cell testing available to patients upon request by appointment. Counseling is offered to patients and family members with a positive sickle cell screening. For more information, please call (252) 902-2305. To make an appointment, please call (252) 902-2449.

TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center: This center offers children who have been physically and sexually abused, as well as parents “nurturance” parenting programs and education. Medical doctors and therapists help to provide exams, counseling, and referrals. For more information please call (252) 744-8334.

Safe Kids Pitt County: The following site has resources to prevent unintentional injuries. It also includes water safety, child passenger safety, and other child safety information. Visit https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-pitt-county or call (252) 847-8532 for more information.

Food

WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children: Provides federal grants to states for nutrition education and counseling, supplemental foods, referrals, and breastfeeding education and support for qualified children from birth to age 5 that are found to be at a nutritional risk. For more information please visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Greenville: Local food bank that serves Pitt and 10 surrounding counties. For more information please call (252) 752-4996 or visit http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Branch_Greenville

Expectant Mothers

Congratulations! Although it is not a requirement, we invite prospective and expectant parents to call our office and schedule a free complimentary prenatal visit with one of our providers. This is an excellent opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to meet your future pediatrician and become familiar with our office.

There is no charge for this consultation.

Product Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – including toys, cribs, clothing, etc. They issue recall notices and maintain an up-to-date website.

You may also report products that you find pose a potential or actual hazard on their website as well.

Medication Dosing Charts

Looking for the dose of Tylenol®, Advil®, or Benadryl® for your child? You’ve come to the right place.

Vaccine Schedule

Age Expected Vaccines
Birth Hepatitis B
2 Months Hepatitis B, Prevnar 13, Pentacel, Rotateq
4 Months Prevnar 13, Pentacel, Rotateq
6 Months Hepatitis B, Prevnar 13, Pentacel, Rotateq
9 Months No scheduled vaccines
12 Months Hepatitis A, MMR, Prevnar 13
Hemoglobin & Lead Screening
15 Months Varicella & Hib
18 Months Hepatitis A & DTaP
24 Months No scheduled vaccines
Hemoglobin & Lead Screening
30 Months No scheduled vaccines
3 Years No scheduled vaccines
4-5 Years Kinrix, MMR & Varicella
(must be given before start of kindergarten)
11-13 Years Menactra, Tdap & Gardasil
(Menactra & Tdap are required before start of 7th grade)
16 Years Menactra
(required before start of 12th grade)

Pentacel is a combination of DTaP, Hib & Polio
Kinrix is a combination of DTaP & Polio
**During vaccine shortages, combination vaccines may have to be separated**

Flu vaccines are available during the appropriate season. The patient must be at least 6 months old to receive this vaccine. We do recommend that your child receive this vaccine annually.

 

Our Community

At Eastern Pediatrics, we believe it’s important to be a part of the community we serve. Below are just a few of the local organizations we support…

Riley’s Army is a local organization started by Kirk and Kelly Philpot while their daughter Riley was undergoing treatment for Wilm’s Tumor. Their mission is to provide support to families of eastern North Carolina who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer.

Building Hope Community Life Center is a non-profit organization serving the youth of Greenville from first grade through graduation. Building Hope’s mission is to help students not only academically, but also teach them life skills and foster character development through mentoring.

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a non-profit organization founded by Eileen Van Houten in 1991 that provides equine assisted activities and equine assisted therapy (HPOT) to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who participate in the program come from Pitt County as well as 13 surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve each rider’s quality of life so that they can become more independent, productive and active members of the community.

Town of Winterville Baseball Program is a youth athletic offering of the Town of Winterville Department of Parks and Recreation. Spring baseball programs are available for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Fall baseball programs are also available to kids 7 to 12 years of age.

Future Stars Soccer is the soccer program for the City of Greenville offering the sport for boys and girls from U-4 to U-16.

READENC – Community Literacy Coalition is part of our Community Solutions Action Plan to prepare all children for success. We believe in promoting literacy for all children in our region. All NC children are eligible for the  Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program. 

Kids in Parks – We have partnered with the Kids in Parks TRACK trails program which is designed to help kids and families spend time together and improve their overall health with trail visits as an exciting outdoor experience.  Local TRACK trails available in our area include Alice F Keene Park and River Park North. Speak with our providers about getting your kids connected!