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Yellow Zone Restrictions for Schools in Monroe County

Yellow Zone Restrictions for Schools We understand there are many questions about Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday regarding the testing of students and staff in the school districts in the Yellow Zone.  We do not have all of the answers yet.  We are waiting for additional guidance from the Monroe Country Health Department.  Nasal Swab Tests

It’s All About The Mask!

Let Me M-Ask You A Question… We are receiving many phone calls and portal messages regarding mask requirements/exemptions for children in school.  As noted in guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health departments, cloth face masks are an important tool in preventing the

Anticipating Return to School…

Return to School During COVID-19 What Is Our Opinion? A big question parents have right now is how students can go back to school safely during COVID-19. You may be seeking an opinion from your provider here at Genesis Pediatrics regarding whether or not you should send your child(ren) back to in classroom learning. The

Schedule Your School Physicals Now!

We are preparing for the summer season which is our busiest time for school physical exams.  The entire summer schedule is open!  Please call the office ASAP to schedule your child(ren)’s physicals, especially if they will be playing a fall sport. Completion of a sports physical is a requirement before they can begin practice in August.  As

Back to School is Coming…

Back to School Tips – from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child,

2018-2019 School Requirements for Entrance/Attendance

Below are the requirements for school physicals and immunizations according to grade level per the New York State Department of Health. Please call the office to schedule an appointment for your child(ren). 

Do You Need Any Forms Completed?

FORMS! FORMS! And more FORMS! We are in the midst of a busy summer season, full of school forms, camp forms, and sports forms. If you have any form that needs completion, please drop it off as soon as possible, and our office will contact you when completed. We cannot guarantee any specific turnaround time

Change to the NYS Health Appraisal Form – Effective 7/1/18

We are starting to receive phone calls & portal messages regarding the upcoming change in health examination and screening requirement effective July 1st 2018.  The new NYS School Health Examination Form is not required for physicals done prior to 7/1/18. This means that if your child had a physical examination done prior to this date,

School Vaccine Requirements – Did You Know…?

It’s that time of year when you may be receiving notification from the school nurse stating that your child is “missing” specific vaccines for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. They may ask you to verify these with your Pediatric office. This step is actually not necessary! Did you know…? All school nurses should have access


There are no walk-in appointments! We understand that wait times on the phone are very long due to high call volumes. Scheduled appointments are necessary.