Public Health COVID-19 Update | Neighborhood Health Center Pediatric Care Response
Hello from your Neighborhood Health Center pediatric providers! During this emotional and uncertain time, we wanted to check-in and let you know that we are here everyday at all of our locations to care for your children.
We take the health and wellness of you and your children very seriously. With that in mind we have:
Moved all well care visits and routine, non-ill follow-up visits to mornings and early afternoons and reserved the end of our days for sick visits to keep well and sick patients separate in all parts of our offices.
Sanitized all exam rooms between all visits and actively clean and disinfect all surfaces in other areas regularly throughout the day.
Actively screened all patients (and people accompanying patients) for symptoms of coronavirus the day prior to visits and again upon arrival. If they have symptoms, they are asked not to come into the office, instead treat by phone and reschedule the well care.
Remember that regular immunizations are crucially important. Getting behind on shots can leave your child at risk for many serious infections. For that reason we are following the guidance of the American Academy of Pediatrics during this pandemic and recommending that all children due for well care and vaccines still be seen as scheduled.
Please check our Facebook page routinely as members of our department will be posting with thoughts on how to maintain routine care during this time, how to get through all of that home schooling so that your children don't fall behind, how to talk to your children about stressful topics and much more. Maybe you'll even catch a glimpse into our households to see how we are dealing with all of these same things. Please stay well and positive. We are here for you!
-Your Neighborhood Health Center Pediatric Team
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