March 14, 2020
- All patients will be screened over the phone and in the office for any recent travel to a high risk area or known DIRECT contact with a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If the patient is considered high risk a provider will be contacted and discuss the options with the family.
- Please do not enter the office without speaking to a member of our team first.
- Please limit the number of visitors to our office, 2 adults per child for well visits and 1 adult per child for a sick visit. Please do not bring siblings to the office if possible. Please send an adult that is not ill.
- Sick patients with respiratory symptoms or fever will be asked to park in the back of the office and call when they arrive. The nurse will take the history and ask any questions over the phone before the patient is brought into a room. The adult and child will then enter the office from the back and be given a mask to wear. We ask the family to stay in the room and not to walk around the office.
- Our office will have designated rooms for patients with respiratory symptoms or fever.
- Providers will wear protective equipment to prevent the spread of infections.
- Sick visits for other reasons will park in the front of the office and call the office upon arrival. These patients should wait in the car until a patient room is available.
- WE ARE NOT USING OUR SICK PATIENT WAITING ROOM—the car is now the waiting room.
- FOR WELL PATIENTS- if you or your child is not feeling well please reschedule your well check.
We are in the process of exploring telemedicine options for our sick patients. We will let you know what we discover. We will also offer a live Facebook feed to further discuss Coronavirus and the date will be posted on Facebook when it is arranged. Please follow us for any update. And please be flexible with us. A longer wait time is expected as we fully sanitize our patient rooms and our equipment.
Stay home as much as possible, hug your children and wash your hands. Please call the office or portal us with any questions.
Dr. Jennifer Coren