In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the doctors at East Greenwich Pediatrics are excited to announce we are starting virtual / telehealth visits for our patients immediately. These visits will be with your usual providers at East Greenwich Pediatrics, and will be geared to problems that do not require a full physical exam. Telemedicine visits will be billed through your health insurance, so fees and co-pays that you normally would have with “in office” visits will apply. If after having a virtual visit, it is determined that your child should come in for an “in office” visit, you will not be charged a second co-pay.
What are some reasons to choose a virtual visit during the pandemic?
- Rash with no fever
- Bug bites
- Allergies (no asthma)
- Pink eye > 2 years old with no ear pain and no fever
- Stomach bug >2 years old, no fever, has urinated in the last 8 hours
- Med check appt
- Prenatal consults
- If parent or patient prefers or does not want to come in to the office
- Patient has been asked to quarantine at home
How does it work?
It is easy! Just like with “in office” visits, you call the office and schedule an appointment with our secretaries. A few minutes before the scheduled visit time, expect to receive a text message (or email, your choice). When you are ready, you click on the link and enter the virtual waiting room. All you need is a computer or phone with a camera and a good internet connection.