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Week 2 Recap: COVID-19

What a week! We continue to see well patients in the morning only, which really brightens our days! It's such a privilege to continue to watch families grow.

-we are still requesting that all non-essential caregivers/siblings stay at home

-we instituted a new entrance and new procedures with a single physician for all illness visits, which are occurring later in the day. Ill patients are brought directly to exam rooms by the physician. This helps us protect our staff, patients and doctors.

-the protocols we have implemented to protect patients and staff only work if they are followed. PLEASE let us know if you have illness symptoms or have been exposed BEFORE you enter the building with your child.

We are excited this week to say with a lot of hard work our telemedicine is now up and running! This will improve our patients' access to our care during these times. Telemedicine with video capability will be a great tool to help us safely assess our patients. Typical visits include rashes, conjunctivitis, mental health, follow up appointments for chronic illness, or even in scenarios where a patients's respiratory symptoms might make a video visit safer during this time. Call for an appointment!

We appreciate the community's efforts to continue to isolate, keep appropriate social distance when in public, and observe good hand hygiene. We would remind our families at this time, for healthy people, masks are not recommended for use by the general public! If you have masks that you do not need, consider donating them to a local hospital or medical office who needs more protective gear. We can get through this and keep each other strong by working together!

  For the latest information on the coronavirus, please refer to:

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

www2.monroecounty.gov/health-coronavirus

If you are ill with respiratory symptoms consistent with possible COVID19, but are breathing comfortably and well hydrated, our recommendation is to quarantine at home with your family and provide usual supportive care. At this time, the vast majority of mildly ill do not meet testing criteria locally, and we DO NOT have these testing kits in the office.

 

 

 

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SICK VISITS/WELL VISITS:

We offer appointments for illness and injury visits the same day you call! Please call us directly if your child is ill or has an injury and you would like to have your child seen. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for that same day.

Regular preventive care is an important part of growing up healthy! There are 10 regularly scheduled well visits in the first 3 years of life as reommended by the AAP. Checkups should continue yearly for optimal health.

AFTER HOURS

If your child has an urgent health care issue after regular business hours, please dial 585-385-1710 and stay on the line. Your call will automatically be transferred to our answering service. If this does not happen automatically, please dial 453-2405. Please provide the most accurate contact information so the nurse triage service can return your call. (For all life threatening emergencies, please dial 911).

For more info:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/health-management/Pages/Nonemergency-Acute-Care-AAP-Policy-Explained.aspx

 



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