COVID-19 Safety and Resources

Also: Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus

Florence Park Pediatrics takes the safety of our patients and staff very seriously, and we have put office procedures in place to reduce risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the details below before your next visit.

We have also included links to some valuable and reliable COVID-19 resources for parents.

Well Visits

People are welcome to enter the building for well visits, as long as they have no symptoms of cough, fever, body aches, or chills, and known COVID-19 contact in the past week. We will limit the number of people in the waiting room, so you may be asked to return to your car to await your visit.

Sick Visits

We will ask you to remain in your car and call the office when you arrive. Our clinic has a completely separate entrance and entire hall reserved for sick visits, closed off from the rest of the clinic. Our clinicians and nurses will wear complete personal protective equipment (PPE) when seeing infectious patients.

Scheduling

Whenever possible, we will schedule well visits in the morning and sick visits in the last few hours of the day to further reduce risk of transmission.

Masks

Masks will be required for all people ages 4 and over entering the clinic. They will be worn throughout the visit except when a patient is asked to remove it by the physician.

Family Members

We firmly request that only one parent attend each visit. Two parents will be permitted in the case of newborns and twin infants, when it is difficult for a single parent to handle the visit.

We request that siblings be left at home whenever feasible, though we understand this may not always be possible.

Testing

When the equipment becomes available to our clinic, we will be swabbing for COVID-19. In the meantime, will direct patients to testing sites as necessary.