At Town Pediatrics your child’s safety is our greatest concern. Part of your child’s safety is continued attention to preventive services. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we as providers continue this service during the novel COVID-19 pandemic. Why is well childcare important at a time when everyone is being asked to stay at home? Well, child appointments are visits when we check to make sure your child’s physical and mental health are sound. They are also a time to make sure immunizations are kept up-to-date. Remember, immunizations are especially important during a public a health crisis to make sure there are not outbreaks of other diseases, like measles. How can I be sure that my child will be safe from spreading of disease in your office? We want to let you know that because of our unique office setting (with 3 separate HVAC systems), we can keep our sick and well patients completely separated. Newborns in suite J Well in suites F & G Sick in suite A Patients with symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath (suspected Coronavirus) will be seen in our well-aerated outdoor tent. In addition, we are bringing patients to rooms directly from your car (no waiting room). Just text upon your arrival. Your provider will be wearing a mask and gloves. All surfaces and knobs are fully wiped down between each patient. We are monitoring all staff members twice a day. Every employee has their temperature taken 2 times a day, upon arrival and after lunch. Any sick employee would be immediately sent home. We are concerned that if our delivery of preventative services and well child check-ups are delayed until June 10, 2020 that our ability to provide these services to you, will be greatly overwhelmed with high demand at that time. If your child is due a well child checkup appointment, follow up visit or we have cancelled your child’s appointment in the past 2 weeks, we have now reorganized to accommodate all visits safely. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time!