In accordance with local, state, and Federal guidelines during the COVID-19 public health crisis, we will resume in-person services as of July 15, 2020.  If the prevalence of infection in our region rises substantially, we may return to telehealth-only services for the safety of everyone.

 

For now, we will maximize the use of telehealth services whenever it is appropriate.  We are continually updating our approaches to evaluating and treating children with developmental and behavioral challenges remotely.  As we individualize care, we may discuss with you the option of doing some of our visits in person and how to make those encounters as safe as possible.  Even as we implement a range of policies and procedures to mitigate risk, we cannot guarantee to eliminate the risk entirely. By resuming in-person services, you assume sole risk of exposure to the coronavirus and any other public health risks of being in our office.

We ask that you adhere to the following precautions to help keep everyone healthy:

  • All parents/caregivers wear a mask while in our office.

  • Children who can tolerate a mask or face shield also wear them during visits (we will individualize this based on the specific needs and abilities your child.)  We will provide some resources to help your child prepare for the visit and get comfortable with the masks.  

  • We ask that parents, care givers, and children, when possible, avoid touching your or your child’s face or eyes with your hands.

  • Minimize your exposure to anyone who is ill between appointments.

  • Keep a 6-ft distance from anyone you see in our office.

  • Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer right before or immediately upon entering our office.

  • Do not attend your in-person appointment if you or your family members are experiencing symptoms of any illness.

 

Our practice will be taking the following measures to reduce risk of COVID exposure in our office.

  • Rather than using our waiting room, we will have families call us from the parking lot and we will meet you at the elevator and escort you directly to a patient room. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available in each room.

  • Between visits, we will clean any surfaces including furniture, door knobs, toys and testing materials.

  • Doctors will be wearing masks and/or face shields throughout the visit and we will cancel any appointments if we develop symptoms of illness.

 

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you!

© 2019 by  CT Center for Developmental Pediatrics

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