Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Holiday Hours
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Day Observed
Monday, January 2

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Labor Day
Monday, September 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only


Flu clinic scheduling has not begun yet for the 2017-2018 season.
We expect flu clinics to start sometime in October.
Follow our Facebook page or make sure you are on our e-mail list to be alerted when the schedule opens. 

Local and School Vaccination Programs
If your child receives a seasonal flu vaccination at school or at a local flu clinic, please tell us about it so that we can update your child's medical record.  Please use the NAP Patient Portal to message us so that this information goes directly into your child's chart.  If you are not portal enabled, please notify us of the flu vaccine by visiting Contact Us. Please note that pharmacies will typically not adminster flu vaccine to children (age 17 years and under).  

NAP is following the recommendation of the Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC and will still not be offering the nasal flu mist this year.  Recent studies show that flu mist has not been effective in preventing current strains of influenza while the injectable vaccine has been very effective.

How do I know if my child has a cold or the flu?





A hacking, productive cough (mucus- producing)

A non-productive cough
(non-mucus producing, dry cough)

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose that typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

Not commonly present


Sneezing is common

Not commonly present

Sore Throat

Sore throat is common

Not commonly present


Not commonly present

Fever is usually present(temperature of 100°F or higher
for 3 to 4 days)


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.


Not commonly present

60% of people who have the flu experience chills.


Tiredness is fairly mild.

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


Not commonly present

A headache is very common(present in 80% of flu cases)

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 










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