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Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak
sick visits are by appointment only until further notice.
Are you sick?
Please call us to see if you are a candidate for a telemedicine appointment
COVID-19 Q and A
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Additionally, on March 13th, 2020, the United States government declared that the outbreak as a national emergency. We at Children First are monitoring the situation closely and are dedicated to providing you with the best information possible. The following are responses to commonly asked questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Q) What are the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection?
A) The symptoms are variable from patient to patient. However, the generally reported symptoms are fever (greater than 100.4 °F or 38°C), cough, and shortness of breath. Severe infections can result in extreme respiratory distress.
Q) Can children contract COVID-19?
A) Yes. Although children are not at higher risk, they can still be infected with COVID-19.
Q) What should I do if I believe my child or anyone in my home has been exposed or has symptoms of COVID-19?
A) Please call our office. We will advise you on the next actions you should take. Please do not walk into our office without prior notification.
Q) Should I be worried if my child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone who has traveled from a high-risk area?
A) If your child has been in contact with anyone who is suffering from respiratory issues and a high fever please give us a call. We encourage you to contact us whether your child is showing symptoms or not.
Q) Is Children First changing any of their policies due to the COVID-19 outbreak?
A) To maintain the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community we have made several changes to our office policies. We are no longer accepting walk-in sick visits. If your child is sick, please call ahead. We will only allow one healthy adult to accompany a child to any visit to our office. Additionally, we have restricted sick patient visits to the afternoon hours and well-child visits to the morning hours. If you are looking for a more detailed description of our policy changes please click here or call our office.
Q) Can my child be tested for COVID-19 at Children First?
A) Currently, our office is unable to test for COVID-19. Please call us if you are concerned about a possible infection. Also, please do not walk into our office without prior notification.
Q) Is Children First offering telemedicine options at this time?
A) Yes. Children First has telemedicine options available during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call ahead to discuss if your child's case is for a telemedicine appointment. Click here for a telemedicine registration form.
Q) Is there is a vaccine or FDA medication for COVID-19?
A) At this time there is no medication or vaccine approved for COVID-19.
Q) How can my family protect from COVID-19?
A) Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Please wash your hands for 20 seconds. If water and soap are not available please use hand sanitizer.
Practice "Social Distancing": Stay at home as much as possible, avoid public places, and limit your close contact with others.
If your child is sick keep them at home and limit their exposure to other people.
Practice sneezing and coughing into your elbow and arm.
Avoid touching your face. Teach your child to do the same.
Try to limit your amount of traveling to other areas. Especially avoid traveling to high-risk areas. At the time, the Centers For Disease Control lists China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, and Europe as areas of high risk.
Q) Who is most at risk for developing for severe adverse outcomes from a COVID-19 infection?
A) The elderly and patients with underlying chronic conditions are more likely to develop severe outcomes. The conditions include diabetes, lung diseases, and immunosuppressed conditions.
Q) What should I do if I have more questions?
A) Please call our office (703-441-8998) or click on the links listed below.
We thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time. Please, call us if you have any questions regarding our policy changes.
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