A MESSAGE FOR OUR FAMILIES
We would like to give an update about how The Pediatric & Adolescent Center is handling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in our area. Our main concern is the health and well-being of our patients and their families. We are making every effort to implement protocols to maximize safety within our office.
Fortunately, children have experienced less severe infections. Children are exposed to many other corona viruses every winter and this is thought to be one of the reasons why the infection is less severe in younger people. However, they can expose others who may be at greater risk for more severe outcomes. Those at risk should currently be practicing social isolation and contact their care providers for direction.
In order to reduce the risk to our patients and their families, we are REQUESTING the following:
- Limit the number of caregivers bringing the child to the office. One parent per child.
- Bring only the patient to the office, no siblings
- People over 60 to avoid the office unless there is absolutely no alternative, and they are the child’s caregiver.
- Anyone over the age of 2 wear a mask or face covering.
We are seeing sick patients by appointment only. Please call and schedule an appointment with our office if your child needs to be seen. If you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or have family members in the home who are sick please let us know when scheduling.
We have rooms designated for well children only so we are not exposing them to our sick children.
Our new check in process keeps you from waiting in our waiting room! Please text us when you arrive at 302-684-0561 and we will let you know when to enter the building and which door to use.
Telehealth visits are available! We can do visits for many sick visits, rashes, ADD follow ups and Depression/Anxiety visits. If you have a Telehealth appointment scheduled, please have your child’s weight and temperature ready for the Provider at the beginning of your appointment time. And please be available for your visit 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
As things change, we will update our families as quickly as possible.
Thank you for trusting us with the care of your child!