To help minimize risk to our patients and staff, we have implemented several policies. If your child has symptoms consistent with COVID19 and they have not been tested at home, we will need to test them before they enter the office. If you decline this testing, they will need to be seen outside.
Masks are no longer required, but we ask that you mask yourself and your child if either of you have any respiratory symptoms (this does not apply under age 2).
To minimize the spread of germs while waiting, we will have you wait in your car or outside until a room is available. We are cleaning the surfaces in each room after each patient, so this may take a little longer than usual. Once in the room, please stay in the exam room and do not allow children to wander. If anyone needs the restroom, please escort them there. We are separating well checks and sick visits in the office (both by separate times and rooms for sick patients) but we need your help to make this work.
Please fill out all forms online on the patient portal or print out and bring in. This will minimize communal use of clipboards and pens (but we do clean each after use when they are needed). Since you will not be waiting in the waiting room, you will not have time to fill these out before the appointment once you arrive. We greatly appreciate the effort everyone is making to get these done beforehand. It improves the quality and efficiency of the visit. If you are unable to do this beforehand, come to your appointment 15 min early and we can bring forms out to your car.
If patients or parents have respiratory symptoms or possible exposure to COVID19, please alert us before the appointment so we can prepare accordingly. If your child is sick on their well check day, we will need to test them before entry, or move them to a different time or reschedule.
We will ask you a series of screening questions before you enter the office. Failure to be honest on any of these questions will be grounds for dismissal from the practice.
We appreciate everyone's understanding of the minor inconveniences required to keep your kids healthy and on track with their health care.