New Scheduling Protocols
With community spread of COVID-19 in the St. Louis area, we will be taking the following precautionary measures to reduce the risk of unintended exposures among our patients and families.
As always, your child's and your family's health is our first priority. Please call the office with any questions.
- All walk-in appointments have been suspended until further notice
- Parents and patients age three and older are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering while in the office. Masks should be kept on at all times and should cover both your mouth and nose.
- All patients coming to the office will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors
- For Well Visits we have designated specific timeframes for patients to be seen based on age and we have designated specific entrances so social distancing can be observed
- We will be instructing all patients with fever and respiratory symptoms to call our office from their car to be given specific instructions on entering our office for care
- All patients with signs of illness will be booked after 3PM. Any sick patient coming into the office be roomed immediately
- We ask that only one parent or guardian accompany the child during the visit. If you have other children, it would be best to leave them home or stay with another adult in the car during the office visit.
We have been monitoring the information regarding COVID-19 and are in constant communication with the various authorities on the current recommended best practices.
Good News! Current data suggests that COVID-19 usually causes mild illness in children. The most common symptoms are fever and cough. Many children have no symptoms at all. Like all viruses, there is no treatment that our physicians (or Emergency Rooms/Urgent Care Clinics) can provide to speed the healing process. Even if you think your child may have COVID-19, they will probably not need to be seen by a physician. If you are concerned that your child needs to be seen, please call our office to speak with a nurse.
Here are some helpful links to learn more:
St. Louis City Health Department 314-612-5100
St. Louis County Health Department 314-615-2660
St. Charles County Health Department 636-949-7400
Jefferson County Health Department 636-797-3737
Missouri Department of Public Health https://health.mo.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/