We are happy to announce that we have resumed doing check ups for all ages. We have made this decision after careful planning to ensure that we are providing a safe experience for our patients and staff. We encourage you to make an appointment for your child’s well visit as these are important opportunities for us to check on your child’s growth and development, do a thorough physical exam and provide necessary immunizations.
Some parts of your appointment will look different than before but our enhanced safety procedures are all to ensure that we can care for your family safely. You will find that all of our staff are wearing masks in our office. We will no longer have families waiting in the waiting room. We will make every effort to have an exam room ready for you when you check in at the front desk, if it is not ready, we may ask you to wait in your car for a few minutes. Appointments are being spaced out so that we can minimize waiting, thoroughly clean each room between patients and facilitate social distancing in the office.
We will reserve the morning for babies and children 5 years and under. We will see patients of all ages in the afternoon. We will continue to utilize virtual appointments throughout the day for urgent sick visits, behavioral health, medication consults and more.
We will continue to separate sick and well patients spatially in our office. We will only see sick patients in a separate area of the office through a separate entrance and exit from the well patients. We ask that you please call our office before coming; we cannot safely accommodate walk-in visits at this time.
When you schedule your child’s check up you will be informed of a few important procedures:
- All parents AND children 2 years and over must bring a mask from home and wear it while in the office.
We understand that there are some medical and developmental reasons why this might not be possible and we will absolutely accommodate those.
- Only one parent may accompany one child to the office for a visit.
We request that you limit each visit to one parent and the child/siblings being seen for an appointment only. Please try not to bring siblings who do not have scheduled appointments unless you talk to us first. We are trying to limit the number of people in the office for everyone’s safety. Of course, two parents can accompany twins or siblings.
- If anyone in your household is sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath in the 2 days prior to your visit, please call us to reschedule.
As always, please call our office with any questions.