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Pediatric Healthcare Associates

Arts & Crafts Supply Drive

For Local Hospitalized Children

If you are interested in making a donation it is very important that you buy exactly what is listed below in order to comply with the safety and infection control guidelines.

All items must be NEW

Crayola Brand Arts Supplies:

  • Crayons (smaller boxes – unscented)
  • Washable Markers (unscented)
  • Window & Fabric Markers (unscented)
  • Colored Pencils

You can also donate:

  • Play-doh (small containers)
  • Character coloring books
  • Mandala coloring books
  • Adult therapeutic coloring books
  • Word search, crossword or Sudoku puzzle books

Donations accepted in all 5 of our offices until Friday, March 23rd



Experiencing High Volume of Calls this Sick Season

We would like our families to know that we are experiencing an unusually high volume of calls during this sick season.  Some days, our phones are overwhelmed, especially in the morning hours.  We have increased our staff, and we hope this will help.

To assist us in meeting the needs of all our families during this sick season, for non-urgent calls when you are placed on hold, we encourage you to select the “Call Back Option” to leave your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.  For emergencies call 911 directly.

Please bear with us, spring is on the way!

Norman Weinstein, MD

It is with great sadness that the physicians and staff at Pediatric Healthcare Associates mourn the passing of one of our founding physicians, Norman Weinstein, MD on January 23, 2018.  Dr. Weinstein began his practice of pediatrics in 1958, founding one of the forebears of PHA, Children’s Medical Group in 1961, and later became one of the founders of Pediatric Healthcare Associates in 1997.  He practiced pediatrics until 2014.

He was loved by thousands of children and families he cared for over those 56 years.  He was the consummate pediatrician, a superb diagnostician, and a master practitioner of the art and science of medicine.

To us he was a great friend, mentor and teacher.  We know those he cared for will miss  him greatly.  Those of us who had the honor of working with him over the years will miss his wisdom, humor, compassion and love.

In his memory contributions in his honor may be made to the Bridgeport Hospital of Pediatrics.

Tips for Flu Season

The CDC issued a health advisory due to the significant increase in influenza activity over recent weeks in the U.S., with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season.  High-risk patients with flu should be treated with antivirals.  If you suspect your child might have the flu, please call the office for an appointment if they are less than 2 years of age or have asthma or other medical diagnoses.

In winter, hypothermia, or low body temperature, is a risk in infants and children especially.  If the temperature is <32 degrees, please make sure your child is bundled up if they need to go outside, and restrict playing outside to short intervals before they come inside to warm up.

As always, frequent hand washing is essential to prevent the spread of all illness.  Please be especially mindful of this in winter.

It is recommended that all children participating in skiing, ice skating, or sledding, wear helmets for head protection.