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
ACCC will be open normal business hours (830-5) on Monday January 18th for the MLK Holiday and February 15th for President's Day. If your child is off school, it is a great time to book their well child visit!
Dr. Chugani quoted in New York Times article about Covid-19 testing 2/3/21:
ACCC now has curbside check-in! In our ongoing efforts to keep you and your family safe, we are pleased to offer curbside check-in. You will receive a text 20 min before your appointment time. When you arrive in the parking lot, you simply respond to the text with a "Here" and we will text or call you with your room number. You simply proceed directly to the room. No more waiting in the waiting room! We will also collect any copays or balances over the phone when you make your appointment, so you don't have to stop and do that either. Here is a handout outlining the steps:
The AAP recommends all children ages 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine, and this year it will be especially important given that we are battling another respiratory virus already. Babies 6 months and older will get the injected flu vaccine. The flu shot is a killed vaccine that cannot cause respiratory symptoms but can make the arm sore and/or cause a fever for a day or two. Let us know if you have questions. Please call the office as soon as possible to schedule your child's flu vaccine!
We continue to offer telemedicine! There are some sick visits such as rashes and some behavioral/mental health visits that can be adequately addressed via telemedicine. We can also discuss any concerns about Covid19 that you may have 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.
Covid-19/ACCC Update 2/8/21:
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.
Covid-19 Testing update:
We have an in office rapid antigen test for Covid-19! We can do this test if your child is ill with symptoms or if they have been exposed and are asymptomatic. The results are known within 15 minutes. We also have the ability to continue to send out the PCR tests. The turn-around time for the PCR test is now about 2-4 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. We are not sure how long those antibodies remain detectable in the bloodstream and so if your child had symptoms consistent with Covid-19, we can order the test but be mindful that the results may or may not provide the information you are seeking.
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:
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 or, if appropriate, do a virtual telemedicine visit right from the comfort of your home.
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.