Coronavirus Update

Primary Pediatrics has implemented strategies to limit the spread of coronavirus in our community. As a precaution to protect our patients, families and staff, we are following the recommendations from the CDC.

If your child has developed a fever, cough or flu-like symptoms, or has been within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you should contact us immediately. If you feel that your child is having a medical emergency, please go to the Emergency Department.

Please only visit the Emergency Department if you are experiencing a major or life-threatening issue. This will help limit the potential spread of the virus in our community, and will help ensure that our Emergency Department is able to care for patients with the most critical needs first.

We will work closely with the Department of Health to determine if testing is required based on a patient’s symptoms and risk of exposure.

Visitor Screening and Policy Update

Effective March 13, 2020 we will be enforcing the following office visit guidelines.

  • We are pre-screening some patients if they have an appointment.
  • We are actively screening at our check-in areas at all locations.
  • To protect our patients, any visitor who has a temperature, cough or flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear a mask during their visit.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
The CDC also suggests keeping yourself informed as new information is released, and following public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds, and other social distancing measures.
The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus: