Dear Parents and Patients,
Welcome to pediatric care during this time of Safer-At-Home guidelines! Thank you to those families that have continued to bring your children in for their well care visits throughout this time – continuing well care visits is important to keep up to date with developmental checks and with vaccinations! Please remember we accept most insurances and if your insurance has changed please let the scheduler know so that we can update the information for your child’s visit. Children’s Medical Center will be rolling out a new office workflow to accommodate the expected increase in well visits over the summer as the community prepares to return to school, in some form or other, in the fall.
· Well patients (which includes well child check, medication check, injuries) will now enter through the front door and will check-in at the front desk. Well patients will be roomed in room 1-9, and at times, room 10. Parent(s) of a teenager will be able to use the waiting room to sit in while their teen is in the confidential portion of their adolescent visit. The waiting room chairs will be spaced to create adequate social distancing. Wel patients will exit either out the front door or out the glass door on the south west side of clinic. The well patient bathrooms will be located near the front desk and also across from room 7.
· Sick patients will enter up the ramp on the west side of the building and through the alley door to the check-in station inside the door entrance. They will be roomed in room 11,12, and at times, room 10. After the visit is complete, they will exit back out the alley door. The sick patient bathroom will be located near the physician offices.
*Please continue to adhere to current Colorado guidelines: all patients over 2 years old, and all accompanying family members should come to clinic wearing a mask. Due to the nationwide PPE shortage and our limited supply, we urge you to bring your own masks, but one will be provided if you cannot provide your own as you are required to wear one while in clinic.
*Please continue to limit the number of accompanying family members coming to your child’s appointment at this time – it is preferable, if possible, to just have one family member at each child’s visit in order to limit the amount of exposure to others.
*Telehealth visits are still available and will be assigned as needed by our Triage staff. Please note that at this time, we will be requiring a Telehealth visit for any patients desiring COVID-19 testing results discussions– this will allow our physicians to appropriately discuss implications of testing otherwise our triage staff can relay just the test results.
As we head into our third month of talking with and helping our children through life in the age of COVID-19, here are some new resources to help:
Summer reading: https://www.readacrossamerica.org/kids-summer-reading-list/