Changes to Scheduling Practices
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.
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.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
- The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Washington State Dept. of Health
- King County Public Health
- Helping Children and Teens Cope With Anxiety about COVID
- Additional information from Seattle Children's regarding COVID
- City of Seattle COVID testing infoFree testing for children and parents, no referral needed