COVID-19 Update 4/15/2020
Hello to our Pedicorp patients and families! We want to first thank all of you for your patience as our practice tries to navigate through this COVID-19 crisis. If you have been affected by us rescheduling your child’s appointment, we thank you for bearing with us. Your families’ safety and health continue to be our utmost priority.
We want to remind you all that WE ARE OPEN and here to help you and your children with all their health care needs through these changing and uncertain times! Our telemedicine system is up and running so we encourage you to take advantage of seeing one of our friendly providers for “virtual visits” in the comfort of your own home. Please call us and we will help you set up an appointment.
We also wanted to give you an update on our practice polices in accordance to current Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for well-visits and safely bringing patients into the office.
Updates are as follows:
- For at least the next 2 weeks well-visits for children 11 years old and under will be conducted in the first half of the day. We will be calling to reschedule older children and teens to another date.
- All other acute/same-day visits will be conducted via telemedicine
- If we have to reschedule your in-office well-visit, we are happy to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider instead to address concerns that you may have had. However, this will not replace the well-visit.
- Per CDC guidelines, please wear a mask/scarf/bandana when coming into the office and if your child is over 2 years old, he/she may also wear a mask. Our staff continues to wear masks in the office.
According to the AAP and CDC, it is recommended that children, especially those under 2 years old, stay current with their immunization schedules to prevent other serious, communicable illnesses. We also believe it is important to monitor your child’s development and well-being during this time. Be assured we are taking every precaution to thoroughly clean our rooms after every patient and only 1 patient is brought into the office at a time. But of course, if you have any questions, concerns or would like to reschedule please call us.
Thankfully the data still does show that the vast majority of children who contract COVID-19 have mild illnesses and recover without complications. However, we do not take lightly the safety of your family or our staff. We also encourage you to continue to closely follow the recommendations from our local health authorities and the CDC to practice social distancing, cleaning, wearing masks and LOTS of handwashing.
We will all get through this together and we are here for you!
Drs. Duffy, Kim, Perks and Schuck