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Given extenuating circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, East Greenwich Pediatrics will be taking precautions in our office to keep our patients, their families, and our staff safe.
We are limiting well visits to infants 15 months and younger in the morning. Other well visits will be rescheduled. Same day sick visit slots will be available in the afternoon Monday to Friday, and we will continue to offer morning weekend hours. We have also expanded our ability to provide virtual visits throughout the day. Due to this change, your child may be seen by any one of the pediatricians or nurse practitioner in the practice.
To limit risk of exposure, we ask that NO siblings are present and only ONE parent arrive with the child.
When you arrive at our office, please call us from your car to check in, and when we are ready for you, we will call you on your phone to go directly into an exam room. Please be prepared that the doctors and medical assistants will be wearing personal protective equipment (goggles, mask, gloves, and disposable gown) to optimize safety.
We are not doing COVID-19 testing at the office, but if one of our providers feels that your child needs to be tested we can arrange for this to be done. Most children with illness do not require testing and recover without intervention. PLEASE CALL US if you are worried about your child’s health.
We will be performing a more in-depth phone triage; copays will be mailed rather than collected in person; and we will offer virtual visits when possible. These virtual visits will be billed through your health insurance, and fees and co-pays that you normally would have with in-office visits will apply. Note that many insurances have now waived co-pays for virtual visits during the coronavirus crisis.
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
RI Delivers – If you need help obtaining food while in quarantine