Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, scheduling practices at Renton Pediatrics have changed. Our goal is to meet the needs of our patients who need routine well child check-ups and immunizations while also continuing to provide care for children with illness. We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.
All of our providers are now offering telemedicine visits. These are virtual visits using video technology that allow you to see your child’s doctor without leaving your home. We are offering video visits for most medical problems, children who are sick, and some health maintenance visits as well (such as asthma maintenance or ADHD medication checks). If your child is sick, we recommend that they be evaluated first with a telemedicine visit. We are doing everything we can to help our patients avoid unnecessary Urgent Care or Emergency Room visits.
We will only schedule well child visits, ADHD medication checks, and visits for other non-infectious problems.
We will also see well child visits, ADHD medication checks, and other non-infectious visits until 4 pm. From 4 pm until we close at 5 pm, we will schedule appointments for sick children only that need to be seen. We request that 1 parent accompany their child to appointments. Other family members and siblings who don’t have appointments should stay at home.
If you are concerned your child has symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), or has a known or suspected contact to COVID-19, please alert our staff over the phone.
We are currently not able to test for COVID-19, but our office can help give guidance for possible next steps.