The following changes have been made to our practice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Walk-in hours and Saturday hours are temporarily suspended until further notice.

  • All patients will be required to make an appointment.

  • Each patient should be accompanied by one healthy adult and no siblings.

  • All patients should remain in their car when they arrive. Please call to let us know you are here. Someone will escort you directly to a room when one is available.

  • We will have healthy hours in the morning – we are available for physicals, medication checks, weight checks, consults or any other appointment you need for your well child.  If you currently have a well-child visit scheduled in the afternoon, you will receive a call to reschedule.

  • If your child requires a well visit in the afternoon due to digital learning, please discuss with our staff and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • If you feel uncomfortable having your child seen in our office, all of our physicians are available for consultation over the phone.

  • We will have sick hours in the afternoon.

  • Patients requesting a sick appointment will be triaged by phone.
    • Any patient with flu-like symptoms of fever and cough or shortness of breath or someone exposed to someone with COVID-19 will NOT be able to be seen in our office.
    • A telehealth visit will be scheduled with one of our physicians (your insurance will be billed appropriately for such visits).

  • Patients with flu-like symptoms should NOT go to the emergency room unless directed by your physician; the hospitals must be alerted prior to your arrival.

  • We are NOT doing COVID-19 testing in our office.

  • There are currently multiple outpatient private testing locations for COVID-19, please visit this website for further details: https://coronatestct.com

  • Additionally, all local hospitals are currently offering COVID-19 testing to those who meet criteria and have a physician’s order.

  • There are strict criteria to qualify for a COVID-19 test, please call our office if you think your child may need to be tested.

The safety of our patients, their families and our staff is our number one priority.  We want to minimize the exposure of sick patients to the rest of our community. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.  Things you and your family can do to stay safe:

  1. Do not panic! Children pick up on your stress and hear things from their friends and on the news that can be scary. Stress can lower your immune system, so let’s all calm down. It is important to encourage healthy behaviors, like getting good rest, exercise, eating well and staying hydrated.

  2. Wash your hands! Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  3. Teach your kids good social hygiene – please cough/sneeze into your elbow.

  4. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines. We know it’s hard to keep your kids at home, separated from their friends, but please, no playdates, sleepovers or parties!

Please visit the Center for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics or HealthyChildren.org for more information.