My Kid’s Pediatrics and Adolescent Care is working diligently to provide the best care for your children while minimizing COVID-19 risk to patients, parents and our staff. We are making the following changes to maximize your safety and minimize your risk of exposure:
- Direct-to-Room check-in: When you arrive at the parking lot of our office, please call us at 703-865-5437 and our front office staff will check you in over the phone. They will call you when your room is ready and direct you to come into the office.
- Telemedicine visit: In an effort to decrease exposure for patients, families, and staff, we are now offering Telemedicine visits via doxy.me. Please note, not all visits are amenable to telemedicine visits and may require in-office care. Well child visits and non-urgent routine visits will take place in the office, and for sick visits depending on your child’s complaint we may have to
schedule an in-office care if they require testing (ex. Flu, RSV, Strep and Urinalysis) or an in-person physical exam (ear infection, pneumonia, and wheezing).
Telemedicine is billed the same way as an in-office visit. You will be responsible for your co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance. Please call our office to see if your child’s complaint is appropriate for telemedicine.
- We will be separating our sick visits from our well visits and non-urgent routine visits.
If you have an upcoming well visit scheduled, we might have to reschedule to a different date or time as we are staggering well visit to minimize exposure. American Academy of Pediatrics continues to recommend all preventative care visits under 2 due to immunizations and development screening.
- One parent per child: We are requesting families to limit the number of caregivers bringing the child to the office: one parent and a child. No siblings allowed unless they also have scheduled appointments at the same time. Do not send your child to the appointment with a caregiver older than 60 years of age. This is to minimize exposure to the most vulnerable population.
- PLEASE DO NOT COME IN PERSON TO OUR OFFICE WITHOUT CALLING!
Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19
- What are the signs and symptoms of Covid-19?
The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If your child has fever, cough or shortness of breath without recent travel history, contact with anyone who recently traveled and/or confirmed Covid-19 cases, your child may have Covid-19 or another respiratory virus. We have several other respiratory viruses circulating our community as well.
- What do I do if I am concerned that my child may have Covid-19?
Please call us from home! Please do not come into our office, go to urgent cares or emergency rooms. We will coordinate with local testing centers and health departments to determine your risk. At this time, we are NOT testing patients for Covid-19 in our office.
The non-emergent Fairfax County Health Department Covid-19 hotline is 703-267-3511.
- CDC recommended preventative measures:
- Stay at home and practice social isolation
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash can and wash your hands
- What is social isolation and adequate quarantine?
- Social isolation means staying home and limiting contact with people outside your household. At this time, we highly recommend keeping your child home from daycares, extra-curricular activities, and other social gatherings like birthday parties and playdates. We recommend playing outside in well ventilated areas away from crowds, and PLEASE PLEASE avoid community playgrounds.
- For our families with teenagers, this is time for disciplining. Compared to other parts of the world, in US many young adults are affected by COVID more severely.
COVID not only affects them but it can transmit to families members and this is especially dangerous for our grandparents or immunocompromised family members. Please keep them home and social distance.
- If you have fever, cough or shortness of breathing and have not been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of Covid-19, you should stay at home for at least 7 days after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms.
If you have any further questions, please call our office at 703-865-5437.
Stay safe and healthy!