EXISTING MIP PATIENTS
 

NOT YET REGISTERED
If you have not yet registered for the new Patient Portal, you will need to call our office or ask to register when you check in for an appointment.
Attempts to register an existing patient will
result in an error message.
 

REGISTERED
If you self-registered prior to 8/1, or received a link from our front desk staff, you may proceed to the Patient Portal.
 
 

 
Please keep in mind that parents can only access their child’s records via the Patient Portal until the child has reached the age of 13.

NEW MIP PATIENTS


If your family is new to the practice and you have never accessed our Patient Portal before, you can self-register within the Patient Portal.

 


Please keep in mind that parents can only access their child’s records via the portal until the child has reached

the age of 13.

Scheduling a Flu Clinic Visit?

Please note that you can only schedule a flu vaccine appointment through the Patient Portal using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, due to compatibility issues. The scheduling feature will not work on Google Chrome or Safari.

ARTICLE: How is the flu different from COVID-19?

Flu Facts

We often say "flu" when referring to unrelated respiratory or stomach viruses. Influenza is the true flu, and while there are many shared symptoms, it is much less common and far more debilitating than even the worst of your regular ol' colds or stomach bugs. Symptoms may include high fevers (around 103-104 deg), significant fatigue, body aches, sore throat, cough, congestion, and vomiting and diarrhea in some pediatric cases.

The influenza vaccine cannot cause influenza -- the injectable version in particular either contains a killed ("inactivated") version of the virus, or does not contain the virus at all (referred to as "recombinant"). You can develop a fever and mild aches after getting the vaccine, but these are simply side effects and should resolve within a few days. These side effects are not due to the virus, but your body's inflammatory response to the injection of foreign antibodies. Any symptoms of viral illness such as cough or sneezing is coincidental.

Not only does getting the flu shot provide you with protection from the most common circulating strains of the virus, but it helps to protect others, such as pregnant women, young babies, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, who may be unable to receive the vaccine and who also stand to suffer the worst complications from the virus.

For Life-Threatening Emergencies
Call 911

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