A Note From Mama Docs
Starting Monday, March 16, we will have several changes to our daily operations due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community.
We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty, which understandably brings along with it a host of fears. We are here to provide support in any way we can. We respectfully ask for your help to keep everyone well.
Above all, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to limit contact with others.
The impact of social distancing cannot be understated.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS, YOU CANNOT GET IT!
This means staying home as much as possible, eliminating ANY unnecessary contact with others. It is recommended by the CDC not to go anywhere unless you absolutely have to. Use this time to be with your families and play outside! These are unprecedented times and we realize that it will create hardships for many people, but it is in exchange for saving lives. In keeping with this, please review the following changes:
– We are asking that anyone with upper respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, congestion/runny nose) call the office before coming in
– When your child comes to the office for a scheduled visit and has any signs of upper respiratory symptoms, we ask that you stay in your car and call us when you arrive to the office. We will provide further directions when you arrive
– We are postponing all non-vaccine well visits
– Well visits will only be scheduled in the morning
– Sick visits will be scheduled in the afternoons
– Limit additional people accompanying patients to the office, we prefer one healthy adult to bring the child
Please understand the following:
– We do not have COVID-19 testing in the office. There is a protocol for testing, which involves several steps after eligibility requirements are met. This is rapidly evolving, but know that we do not currently have the ability to do same day in-office testing.
– Do not go to the ER for testing, as the risk of exposure is dramatically increased by going to the ER. Going to the ER for mild symptoms will take time away from true emergencies, such as traumas, strokes, and heart attacks
As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have! We appreciate your patience with us as we continue to strive to take the best care of your little ones!
Sending love and prayers from the Mama Doc Family