COVID Office Updates
Delaware Pediatrics is not currently offering any type of COVID-19 testing. Please visit the Erie County Department of Health at www2.erie.gov or NYS Department of Health at www.health.ny.gov for testing locations.
The doctors and staff of Delaware Pediatrics want to assure you that we are here for your family throughout the COVID 19 pandemic. Whether it be a routine well visit, a telephone call, a video telemedicine visits or a patient portal communication, we are here to support you and address your questions and concerns.
The annual well visit continues to be a crucial component of the care we provide. It allows us to monitor your child’s growth and development, administer screening evaluations, and provide lifesaving immunizations. We encourage you to keep your child’s well visit appointment and to schedule one if your child is due.
We understand the concern that comes with visiting a doctor’s office and wanted to make you aware of some changes we have made. In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, we have eliminated the waiting room in our office. All patients/family members are screened for fever and illness at the door and, if well, taken directly to an examination room. All staff interacting directly with your family will be wearing a mask. Exam rooms are thoroughly cleaned between patients and sick visit appointments are done in designated rooms and only at the end of the day. Our staff is screened daily for fever and symptoms of illness.
For those families who prefer to stay home, we do offer video telemedicine visits for any concerns you may have (rash, fever, cold symptoms, etc.) We can also offer video telemedicine visits for some well care encounters and most behavioral health concerns.
We ask that you help us in our efforts to control the spread of COVID 19 by wearing a mask when you come to the office (this applies to everyone 2 years of age and older). We ask that one parent accompany the child and that no siblings are present, unless also being seen for an appointment. If you or your child has fever or symptoms of illness on the day of your well visit appointment, we would ask that you reschedule.
Please know that your safety and your child’s health are our greatest concern. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
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