Given extenuating circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, East Greenwich Pediatrics is taking precautions in our office to keep our patients, their families, and our staff safe.
We are now seeing well visits in the office every day, all ages. Same day sick visits (virtual, in person in our office, and in person in our tent behind the office) are available all day Monday to Friday and in the mornings on Saturday and Sunday. Please be aware our office is closed on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
When you arrive at our office, please call us from your car to check in. It is VERY important that we know if you or your child or anyone in your family has been EXPOSED to, TESTED for or has any SYMPTOMS of possible Coronavirus (cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, rash, diarrhea, vomiting) so that we can best decide where and when to see your child.
Please be prepared that the doctors and medical assistants will be wearing personal protective equipment (face shield, mask, gloves, and gowns) to optimize safety.
To limit risk of exposure, we ask that NO siblings are present and only ONE parent arrive with the child. Please wear a mask or cloth face covering when coming into the office.
We are taking care of kids who have been exposed to COVID-19 and kids with symptoms of COVID-19, we are seeing these children at different times and in different rooms than well visits. Sometimes these visits are better done virtually. We have the ability to do COVID-19 testing at our office for our patients. If you are worried about your child or have any questions, please call us and let us help!
Thank you to our families for your patience as we work to ensure a safe environment for you and for our staff. We want to be available for you, as we always have been, and deeply appreciate your understanding. Be well.
Please check out the following links:
RI DOH: Prevention Steps for People Being Tested for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) / Prevention Steps for Household Members, Intimate Partners, and Caregivers of a Patient Who May Have COVID-19 Instructions for what to do while you are waiting to be tested / waiting for test results