Per current CDC guidelines, all sick patient visits will be done via Telemedicine.
Preparing for a Telemedicine Appointment
Well Care Appointments - Well care appointments are still important to continue, when at all possible. Young children, especially, need to get physicals and vaccines that protect them from illnesses much more serious to them than Coronavirus. We have implemented procedures to keep them and you safe. We are following appropriate CDC recommendations, cleaning intensely and often.
How To Prepare for a Visit to Our Office
Vaccines are still very important to have during this time, protecting children from illnesses much more serious to them than Coronavirus.
To reduce the number of patients entering the office, we can administer vaccines in the car, in the parking lot of the office.
How To Prepare for a vaccine only visit
This new procedure is just another way we are adapting to the current times. If you, or your child would rather have the vaccine(s) in the office, we will be more than happy to accommodate.
Community Responsibility: The CDC and Health Department are trying to limit the spread, or at least slow it down. Self-quarantine, containment areas and social distancing are implemented for that purpose. Please follow the policies and procedures put in place for all our safety
The best way to stay healthy is practicing good hand washing, remembering not to touch your face, and social distancing.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19? It is important to emphasize the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 remains low. Most infected people will experience mild upper respiratory symptoms, including cough, fever, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath. Some people, including the elderly and those with COPD, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are at greater risk and may require more intensive care and/or hospitalization. Please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, here, to learn more about people at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
What should I do if I think I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
First, limit your interactions with others as much as possible. Call our office to discuss concerns and symptoms at (203) 426-3267. We are scheduling telemedicine appointments for all sick patients.
Please be sure to report any of the following:
Can I be tested for COVID-19 if I think I have been exposed to someone with the virus?
After consultation with our office, we may connect you to a drive-through collection site.
The collection site is ONLY for people who meet ALL of following criteria:
Household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting may have close contact2 with a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation. Close contacts should monitor their health; they should call their healthcare provider right away if they develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) (see Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposure in Travel-associated or Community Settings.)
Close contacts should also follow these recommendations:
To see the entire web page, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html