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
In order to keep newborns, disabled and chronically ill patients and families as safe as we can, we now require that ALL visitors and patients over age 2 wear a face covering in order to be seen. Please wear yours to and during the visit. … Continue reading
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
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Pediatric Associates. During these past 60 years, our mission has always been to partner with our patients and families to promote the health and well-being of the NEXT generation. … Continue reading
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
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
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)
Ohio Department of Health
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Ohio-AAP-COVID-19 … Continue reading
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
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
The federal and state governments have taken judicious (not panicked) measures to protect us all from the spread of the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). We agree with the principles of reducing risk by not attending mass gatherings and practicing social distancing. … Continue reading