Hatboro Pediatrics, PC COVID-19 Changes

August 2020

As of July 6, 2020 we have returned to our routine business hours. This allows us to provide nighttime hours for our families. We continue to closely follow the COVID pandemic and take stringent measures to ensure the safety of our patients, their families and our team.
  • All patients with symptoms of contagious illness (cough, colds, runny nose, fever, sore throat) will continue to be examined from the car in our drive-thru tent in the back of our office.
  • We continue to reduce the time spent in the office by having our nursing team get a patient history over the phone prior to entering the office.
  • We require all patients over the age of 2 years and their parents to wear a face covering while in our office. If a family needs a mask we have extra to offer.
  • We ask families to reduce the amount of people in our office by only bringing parents to a visit. Siblings are allowed if no other option for childcare is possible.
  • We have also increased our office cleaning protocols to include a full-time cleaning staff during office hours.
  • All staff in the office who engage in direct patient care will wear a mask and a face shield.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty. We are honored to provide care for your family.
Hatboro Pediatrics, PC

Hatboro Pediatrics is working hard to ensure we are keeping our patients, families and staff safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in history. We have made some important changes to our office. Please read the new policies and updates below. Keep in mind, things are rapidly evolving and we will change things further as needed to keep everyone well cared for in these unexpected times.

March 24, 2020

  1. Effective today, we will be open for visits SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK 8am -5pm (including Saturday and Sunday)
  2. The office will be divided into working teams and will not overlap with each other in or out of the office.
  3. Well Visits
    • ALL well visits will be done by the WELL ONLY providers.
    • Well visits questions are done over the phone. The children will be escorted into the office by a masked MA (staying 6 feet away from the family). The doctor will enter the room with PPE (mask, gloves and gown) and complete the physical exam. If needed, vaccines will be administered by a nurse wearing gloves and a mask.
  4. Sick visits:
    • Sick visits can be SCHEDULED ahead of time for telemedicine or drive thru medicine appointments.
    • We have a tent set up in the back of our office.
    • Please call when you arrive so we are aware you are in the back. We will direct you when to pull under the tent.
    • Please enter the complex at the Orangeman’s Road entrance (NOT NEAR THE THRIFT SHOP).
    • The staff will ask all questions over the phone and the provider will come outside and examine the child in full protective gear.
    • Please have your child easily accessible and clear all things in the car away from the car door. ( they can be in their car seat, but remove their coat and blankets)

March 18, 2020

Hatboro Pediatrics
Telemedicine has arrived!
Call today for an appointment at home for symptoms like:
    • Pink eye in a child over the age of three years with NO FEVER
    • Children with cold symptoms over the age of 5 years with no fever
    • Behavior Visits- ADHD
    • Rashes
    • Injuries
    • Concussions
    • Headache
    • Sinus infections in children over the age of 5 years old
    • Vomiting and Diarrhea
    • Reflux symptoms
    • Urinary symptoms, will need to drop off a urine sample.
    • Animal bites
    • Infected skin areas
    • Constipation
    • Urgent care rechecks
    • Eczema
    • Allergies
    • Chronic abdominal Pain
    • Sore throat- will need a drive thru visit for a strep test

March 14, 2020

  1. 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.
  2. Please do not enter the office without speaking to a member of our team first.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Our office will have designated rooms for patients with respiratory symptoms or fever.
  6. Providers will wear protective equipment to prevent the spread of infections.
  7. 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.
  8. WE ARE NOT USING OUR SICK PATIENT WAITING ROOM—the car is now the waiting room.
  9. 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