As of 3/25/2020, we are able to see your child via TELEHEALTH. This is a video visit and will require you to have a computer, tablet, or smart phone with video and audio capability. This is a temporary measure to help meet the needs of our families during these new and difficult times that COVID-19 has created. We are offering TELEHEALTH visits for any sick complaints. Please understand that this type of visit does have limitations. We will not be able to complete a full exam on your child, so we will do our best at getting a detailed history from you about your child's illness to try to determine what is going on. We will be providing curb-side screening tests such as strep tests, flu tests or urine sample drop-offs for patients that have already completed a TELEHEALTH screening visit. This way, your child never has to come into the office and we can further limit the spread of germs. Please understand, that our antibiotic prescribing practices will have to become a little more lax than usual while we are employing TELEHEALTH sick visits. THIS IS TEMPORARY. We are still committed to limiting antibiotic resistance and avoiding over-prescribing of antibiotics. Once the COVID-19 crisis is over, we will be reverting back to our normal policies regarding prescribing of antibiotics.
TELEHEALTH visits will be billed to your insurance the same way in-person office visits are billed.
We CAN (and prefer to) still see sick patients in the office if you would prefer a regular visit. As long as your answers to our COVID-19 screening questions are negative, an in-person sick visit is still available. Anyone who has a positive answer to our COVID-19 screening questions will only be eligible for TELEHEALTH visits.
We can see any mental health consults or med rechecks via TELEHEALTH at ANY TIME during our business hours. This includes anxiety, depression and ADHD new and follow up visits. You can also still come in to the office for these visits if you prefer during the MORNINGS only.
We can do well child visits in children age 6 and over who DO NOT need vaccines via TELEHEALTH. You can still schedule your child at either office for these types of visits in the MORNINGS only as well. Any child requiring vaccines will need to have an in-person well visit.