Welcome to Atlanta Children's Clinical Center
At ACCC, we strive to provide you and your family with the highest quality pediatric care in a compassionate, efficient, and personal manner. We offer same day sick appointments, a nurse triage line during the day, and Saturday morning appointments. When the office is closed, you can reach your doctor on call in the evenings, weekends, and holidays. We are conveniently located in Buckhead near 85/75/400 highways. We even have FREE parking! Our contact information:
Atlanta Children's Clinical Center
455 East Paces Ferry Rd Suite 212
Atlanta, GA 30305
Telemedicine Update 5/5/20:
We are now offering telemedicine! There are some sick visits such as rashes and some behavioral/mental health visits that can be adequately addressed via telemedicine. If you would like to schedule a telemedicine visit, please call the office first to discuss your child's symptoms. If telehealth is an option, the nurse will schedule you for an appointment during our regular office hours, and collect any copay or fees that may be due. Right now, the laws about telehealth are changing all the time, and we plan to bill your insurance, but if your insurance does not cover telehealth, you will be responsible for the full amount.
Coronavirus Update 5/30/20
In an effort to keep you updated with the latest information about coronavirus, we have sent out another letter to our families. The link to the letter is below. Do not hesitate to call us if you have questions.
Other Practice News!
Dr. Ference and her husband welcomed their second child, a bouncing baby boy on April 8, 2020! We are so happy for them. While Dr. Ference is out on maternity leave, we are fortunate to have found Dr. Anh-Thu (Anna) Vu to help Dr. Chugani in the office. Dr. Vu is a board certified pediatrican who recently relocated from Chicago to be closer to extended family. She completed her pediatric training at the Rush University Medical Center and practiced in a busy private pediatric office since 2015. She and her husband spend much time with their young son and infant twin girls and are excited to be an active part of the Atlanta community.
Covid 19 Testing:
We have the ability to send out a nasal swab (PCR) test for Covid-19 if your child is ill with symptoms. The turn-around time for the results is about 2-3 business days. Many parents have also asked about antibody testing. This is a blood test to see if your child has antibodies to the novel coronavirus. At this time, there are many commercial tests on the market including tests done by Labcorp and Quest. Please understand that these tests are not FDA approved. They may also cross-react with other routine coronavirus strains that circulate every year so a positive test does not mean that the patient is immune to Covid 19. A negative test also does not rule out that your child did not have Covid 19.
This is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep you updated as recommendations change. Thank you for your continued trust in us as your pediatricians. Here are links to the CDC website, GA dept of health, and the AAP website for parents:
Dr. Chugani and Dr. Maxey nominated as "Mom Approved Pediatricians" by Atlanta Parent Magazine! Here is a link:
Pediatric After-Hours Urgent Care: Kids Time Pediatrics
What to do when your child gets sick after hours? Call us first! There is always a doctor on call whenever the office is closed. You can speak directly with us, and we can advise you on the best course of action. If it is Saturday morning, bring them in to the office. We are open from 830 am to noon every Saturday. If it is in the evening or Sunday, call us first. Often, we can give you advice on what to do and see us in the morning. If we decide that the illness just cannot wait, you can take them to Kids Time Pediatrics. Kids Time is an after-hours urgent care just for children. It is staffed by a board-certified pediatrician who will render excellent care. Kids Time has a few metro Atlanta locations--the closest one to our office is at 5252 Roswell Rd inside the Perimeter. Kids Time operates as a walk-in clinic and is much more efficient than the Emergency Department. It is open from 6 to 9 pm Monday through Friday; Saturday 1pm -7pm (after ACCC closes at noon) and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Kids Time accepts all commercial insurance. They also send us notes from the visit that we scan into your child's medical record. The phone number is 404-943-1979. Their website is kidstimepeds.com.
Insurance: Each time you bring your child to the office, we will ask you for your insurance card. It is stated in your contract with your insurance company that we must do this, and you must provide it so we can verify your benefits. We know that it is an inconvenience; however, we must abide by the contracts that you have with your insurance company.
School forms and Sports Physicals: An annual physical is required for our doctors to be able to complete and sign school and sports forms. If your child has had a well visit exam within the last 12 months, our doctors can sign their forms. We can provide the 3231 and 3300 forms, as well as the generic GHSA physical form. However, please be aware that some schools and camps have specific forms that we cannot generate--you have to provide us with those specific forms.