Flu shots now available for our patients at both locations

It’s that time of year again. We now have influenza vaccines available for all our patients in Salem and our new location in Silverton. As in past years, you may walk-in anytime we are open or we can get it done during an upcoming appointment. We are happy to accommodate siblings as well during office visits. Our goal is to vaccinate our patients!

This year will also be similar as last year as we will only be offering the injectable influenza vaccine. While the nasal vaccine did get relicensed our providers wanted to see more proof that it will work similarly to the injectable vaccine.

More information from the AAP

More information from the CDC

Silverton Office Opening August 13th

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UPDATE: We are set to open Monday 8/13 and will start seeing patients at our new location. To schedule just call our regular office number!

In partnership with Legacy Silverton Hospital, we will be opening a satellite office in August bringing pediatrics to the Silverton community. We plan to have two providers along with a member of our Behavior Health team working there each day rotating with our main Salem location. All scheduling and administrative operations will remain at our Salem location. You can schedule with us using our same main phone number at (503) 364-2181. Most of our services will be offered there, same as our main location. Renovations of the space are now underway and we look forward to opening soon.

Unused Medications are Unsafe Medications

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Unused medications are especially concerning when there are kids in the house. There is always a risk that a child might accidentally (or even on purpose) take an old medication. This can be very dangerous depending on the medications that are hanging around long after they were needed.

Many medications are harmful to the environment if they are thrown into your household garbage. They can contaminate the soil and the water, and we don’t need three-eyed fish or mutant frogs in Oregon’s streams and rivers - not to mention the medication that can get into our drinking water!

To safely dispose of medications take them to a “Drug Take Back” site or to a “Drug Take Back Day” event. This will ensure that the medications are disposed of properly and safely.

Marion and Polk County have several permanent drug disposal boxes always available to receive unused, unwanted, and expired medications. The following locations have medication disposal containers with the most convenient hours:

  • Salem Police Department on SE Liberty Street  - Lobby Drop Box available all hours, all days.
  • Stayton Police Department on N 3rd Street  - Lobby Drop Box available all hours, all days.
  • Walgreen’s on Lancaster NE - kiosk available all hours, all days.
  • Salem Hospital Retail Pharmacy (Building C Lobby)  Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays) from 7:30AM to 5:30PM
  • Keizer Police Department on Chemawa NE and Dallas Police Department on SE Court Street - Lobby Drop Box available Monday - Friday from 8AM to 5PM

More information for Marion County locations here. Other county information from the Oregon Health Authority here. Find information on the next Drug Take Back Day at DEA here

Finally, if a child may have taken a medication not prescribed for them, parents or caregivers should immediately call the Oregon Poison Control Center Hotline number is 800-222-1222.