Welcome

Welcome to Castro Valley Pediatrics! We are happy to share our new office in Hayward with you.

Please bookmark this page with our new website's address: CastroValleyPediatrics.com.

To drastically decrease your time in the waiting room, we advise that you to print out a Patient Registration Form prior to your appointment. Fill out the form in the comfort of your own home, and hand it to the receptionist when you check in for your visit. This form is required for our new patients and for our existing patients if you have moved, changed phone numbers, or changed insurance.

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If you still need advice both during office hours and after office hours, please call our main number 510-581-1446 for further assistance.

Announcements

Archived Announcements

 

Happy Fall!  It's time to get your flu vaccine. 
Currently everyone over the age of 6 months of age should receive the flu vaccine this season. Please call our office to make an appointment.

We have seen a lot of Hand Foot Mouth cases this summer.

If you would like to know more about it, click here.

*** Please be advised that until the end of July 2012, Foothill Boulevard will be only one lane each way.  Accessing our building may be easier via Redwood Road and A Street.  Please plan your commute time accordingly.  Thank you! ***

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After 31 years of service, Dr. Donald Selcer bid the practice goodbye. We are honored to have had him as a colleague and wish him well as he enters the newest chapter of his life. Thank you to our staff, old and new, our patients, our colleagues, our family, and our friends for all of your warm wishes and happy memories. Click here to see more photos of his heartwarming retirement celebration.

Although Dr. Selcer will be greatly missed, we are so happy to welcome Dr. Lisa Turman to the Castro Valley Pediatrics family. Click here to learn more about Dr. Turman.

HAPPY SUMMER!
It's time for fun in the great outdoors.  Summer is also a great time to check out local organic California produce at your farmer's markets and enjoy summer favorites such as melons, berries, corn, tomatoes, and sweet peas!

Remember to keep yourself and your kids sun safe.  Click here for important sun healthy tips for infants and children.

Water safety is also a must this summer.  Consider swim lessons for your children ages 5 years and up if they don't already know how to swim.  Keep supervision one on one for infants and toddlers around pools (even kiddie ones!), hot tubs, beaches, and lakes.  Make sure all passengers on recreational watercraft are wearing life jackets.

We also have new videos up about Whooping Cough and Measles in our Patient Education section.  Check them out!

Heavy Televisions can be a safety hazard.  Please click here for important information about anchoring your televisions safely.

There is a nationwide recall of Infants TYLENOL Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape due to dosing system complaints.
Please go to http://www.tylenol.com for more information. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We hope 2012 finds  you and your family healthy.  With a New Year comes new laws.  California Law now requires children to stay in booster seats until they hit 8 years old or 4 feet, 9 inches tall.  Please check to see that you have a proper booster seat for  your children. 

It's that time of year again!  We will be asking you to fill out a 2012 registration form the next time you come into our office.  You can do this ahead of time by printing the registration forms from this website and filling them out before your next visit.  Please also make sure we have a copy of any new insurance cards.

Our Ramp is Now Ready for Use!

We are happy to announce that the stroller/wheelchair access ramp to our office is now in full use for your convenience!

Need Medi-Cal Medical Insurance?  Apply Online now!


Click on Health-e-App to apply online.

Have Medi-Cal and Need a Dentist?  Search for a dentist online!

Click on Denti-Cal or call 1-800-322-6384 for help finding a dentist.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing  you and yours an abundance of health, love, and gratitude this Thanksgiving.  If your child needs to be seen over the holiday weekend, we are open in the mornings on both Friday and Saturday.  We are thankful for all of you and your continued support!

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy and be safe.  Check out these Halloween Safety Tips.  Also think about your school or your dentist's candy buy-back program tomorrow if you find you have an abundance of candy you don't know what to do with

Happy Fall, Everyone!

We have been busy ushering our patients into a healthy school year by getting our teens and pre-teens up to date with their whooping cough vaccine.  We are also giving everyone over the age of 6 months their annual flu vaccine.  If you haven't already, call our office and make an appointment for your child's annual check-up and get up to date!


National Kids to Parks Day
is Saturday, May 21, 2011!!!!

Join the fun with kids across America. Sign up at www.BuddyBison.org and get great resources for outdoor, healthy living.

Measles Announcement from the California Department of Public Health

Since January 2011, eleven cases of measles have been reported in California and a nationwide increase in the numbers of reported measles cases has also been noted this year.   As in recent years, nearly all of the cases are known to have traveled recently to Europe or Asia or to have been in contact with international travelers (including via transit through U.S. international airports); some of the cases have been intentionally unvaccinated children.  

If your child is 12 months or older and not vaccinated, please call our office to schedule vaccination or to speak with your pediatrician.  If your child is 6 months and older and unvaccinated, and you plan to travel outside of the United States, please call our office to schedule vaccination or to speak to your pediatrician.

New AAP Car Seat Guidelines are out!

Please click here for more information!

Important Whooping Cough Information

We'd like you to know that whooping cough, a very serious illness also known as pertussis, is widespread in California.

For the 2011-12 school year, a new law now requires that all incoming 7 th -12 th graders get a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap, before entering school. This shot is routinely recommended for children ages 10 and older.

Please call our office today to schedule your child's appointment.

Remember to ask us about other vaccines your child may need and bring your child's yellow immunization card to the visit. Thank you.

Walk Your Doc

 

Check out our Patient Education Section on the left for new weblinks on Vaccine Safety, Internet Safety, and Adolescent Health!

Flu Vaccine Season is Here!

All patients over the age of 6 months should receive a flu vaccine this year.  We have injectable vaccine for children ages 6 months to 23 months, and either injectable or flumist for patients 24 months and older.  Please call our office to make an appointment for this season's flu vaccine.

Redwood Road Freeway Exit is now open

If you are traveling from the San Ramon/Dublin area, you can take the Redwood Road exit from the 580.  Make a left from the freeway.  Redwood Road turns into A Street.  You can make a right on 2nd street or Foothill Blvd. to reach our parking lot.

Similac Formula Recall Information


http://abbott.vo.llnwd.net/o18/similac/recall/default.htm?utm_source=ppc

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Informational Video

http://www.pkids.org/video/STSOP/60_sec.mpg

McNeil Product Recall Web link


Please click on the following web link for more information about the recall of Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec products.

http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/