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Updated COVID-19 Testing Criteria

This is an updated COVID-19 testing pre-screening criteria we are now using in our offices, to send patients to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Testing Center.Note that the CDC does NOT recommend routine screening in asymptomatic individuals before entering schools, as these tests can be misleading. … Continue reading

Our New Normal

Like all of you, Pediatric Associates is looking forward to getting back to normal and for all of us, normal may look a little different.
Beginning May 4th, Pediatric Associates will begin to see well visits in the morning and ill visits in the afternoon for all patients at all locations AND we will continue to have virtual visits for certain types of illness and behavioral appointments. … Continue reading

UPDATED: CURRENT COVID-19 TESTING CRITERIA FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

The drive-through COVID-19 testing site continues to operate on the main campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Because of continued limited testing supplies only children who meet the criteria below will be tested.  Also, because of the number of tests being run, … Continue reading

Telemedicine “Virtual” Visits: Tips for a GREAT visit with us online!

Virtual Visits are Here!
To meet your needs in the time of COVID-19, and to continue to provide convenient access to your doctors, Pediatric Associates is now offering TELEHEALTH (“virtual”) visits from the comfort of your own home.  Certain visits will be appropriate for this service, … Continue reading

Recommended COVID-19 Resources For Families

There are many good resources for families on the Internet for COVID-19.  We’ve picked a few that we feel are reliable and reasonable, and have listed them here.
HealthyChildren.org (sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics)
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx
Ohio Department of Health
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/Family-Activities/Resources-for-Parents-and-Families
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/health-wellness-and-safety-resources/covid-19
Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Ohio-AAP-COVID-19 … Continue reading

Important Patient Flow Changes At Pediatric Associates

In order to keep with public guidelines and protect our patients, we have made the following changes in scheduling patients:
Separation of ill visits and well visits

All WELL visits will be moved or scheduled in the MORNINGS at each office.   … Continue reading

UPDATED: Important Coronavirus Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
(Adapted from the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Revised 3/13/2020)
How does COVID-19 spread? 
The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person

Between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet)
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

When are people with COVID-19 the most contagious? … Continue reading