TO OUR CURRENT PATIENT'S PARENTS/ CAREGIVERS:
We are adapting to better serve as many children as possible.
If you are a parent / guardian of a current patient, please use the Patient Portal to contact us with your request. If you are unable to get into your child’s Portal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you access your child’s HIPPA secure Portal.
If your child is not currently enrolled in our Patient Portal and you wish your child to receive health care from Bluffton Pediatrics, during this time, please go to www.blufftonpediatrics.com and Pre-Register your child. We will contact you via email with the next steps. Next steps in Registration can be found on our website under the Forms tab.
If your child has a temperature > 100.5 degrees and cough with difficulty breathing, FIRST call the COVID-19 Call Center in Lima @ 419-226-9000 or COVID-19 Triage & Testing Center in Findlay @ 419-423-7890.
If you have an Urgent need that must be addressed in the next 90 minutes, please call or text Beth Bish, APRN-CNP at
419-236-7477. Beth will be working with patients from 8 am until 8 pm. If the need is not Urgent, please use your child’s Portal or the Bluffton Pediatric email to communicate your request.
TELE-HEALTH and HOME VISITS
Rather than just cancel all non-urgent appointments, we have options for you as Parents or Caregivers of the under 18-year-old population.
We will be offering Tele-Health Visits using a HIPPA secure connection called Zoom. Zoom can be used on your Smart phone via an APP from the Apple or Google store or by using a computer with audio and video camera. Visit www.zoom.com for technical information.
Bluffton Pediatrics now offers Tele-Health Visits for Acute Care needs, Wellness Care, and Mental Health concerns like anxiety, depression, stress and ADHD management.
Bluffton Pediatrics will be offering Home Visits to our most vulnerable patients such as infants less than 2 months old, children with chronic health issues as well as our children with developmental delays and Autism. Parents and Caregivers will be able to choose Tele-Health or Home Visits – whatever works best for your situation.
We will be doing some quick tests in our office setting depending on what your child needs to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
Tele-Health Visits will be billed to your insurance company. If your child has no health insurance, we will offer care at an affordable cost.
If your child is ill, contact us. Do NOT take them to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care. Call us first.
Using Bluffton Pediatrics as your first point of contact regarding your child’s symptoms of illness will help reduce your family’s risk of COVID-19 exposure. It will also leave the Emergency Room staff and resources available for those in a life-threatening situation.
Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 6 pm, and Fridays 8 am to noon. Call the Bluffton Pediatric office number during those hours for best service. After office hours and on weekends, call or text Beth or Michelle with your urgent questions. And of course, you can always message us through the Patient Portal for your non-urgent questions or concerns.
Effective April 15, 2019, our office is located at 122 N. Jackson St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817. That's right across from Bluffton Elementary School. Your medical home now has it's own permanent home!
Bluffton Pediatrics is the first medical practice of its kind in Bluffton's 150-year history. We specialize in pediatric primary care.
- Our primary care providers are two pediatric nurse practitioners.
- We have extensive pediatric training and experience.
- We spend at least 20 minutes with each patient.
- The business is independently owned and operated.
Bluffton Pediatrics is just 2 minutes from Exit 142 on I-75 and 6 minutes north of Lincoln Hwy. That means we are:
- 15 minutes from Pandora
- 15 minutes from Ada
- 18 minutes from Arlington
- 21 minutes from Findlay
- 22 minutes from Lima
- 23 minutes from Columbus Grove
- 27 minutes from Elida
- 31 minutes from Ottawa