We continue to offer telemedicine! There are some sick visits such as rashes and some behavioral/mental health visits that can be adequately addressed via telemedicine. We can also discuss any concerns about Covid19 that you may have via telemedicine. If you would like to schedule a telemedicine visit, please call the office first to discuss your child's symptoms. If telemedicine is an option, the nurse will schedule you for an appointment during our regular office hours, and collect any copay or fees that may be due. Right now, the laws about telehealth are changing all the time, and we plan to bill your insurance, but if your insurance does not cover telehealth, you will be responsible for the full amount.
COVID-19 Update 8/1/22:
We have Covid vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years of age. The dosing schedule for the Pfizer vaccine is 3 weeks between doses 1 and 2 and 2 months between doses 2 and 3. We continue to vaccinate children ages 5 and up for their primary series as well as their booster doses. We are administering the vaccines for all age groups everyday. If your child received their first doses elsewhere, we can still give them their second or booster dose. Please call us or email us at [email protected] to schedule. Click here to view our latest Newsletter.
We have an in office rapid antigen test for COVID-19. We can do this test if your child is ill with symptoms or if they have been exposed and are asymptomatic. The results are known within 15 minutes. We also have the ability to continue to send out the PCR tests. The turn-around time for the PCR test is now about 1 business day. Many parents have also asked about antibody testing. This is a blood test to see if your child has antibodies to the novel coronavirus. We are not sure how long those antibodies remain detectable in the bloodstream and so if your child had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, we can order the test but be mindful that the results may or may not provide the information you are seeking.
This is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep you updated as recommendations change. Thank you for your continued trust in us as your pediatricians. Here are links to the CDC website, GA dept of health, and the AAP website for parents: