COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Office Practices

Your family's safety continues to be our top priority. We have instituted the following office practices:

  • Parents/patients are screened prior to scheduling their appointment, anyone with cough and fever, recent exposure to COVID19 or undergoing testing may be asked to reschedule their appointment (if it is a well visit) or discuss with one of our nurses or doctors prior to scheduling.

  • Upon check-in, families will be asked to stand 6 feet apart from others while in our waiting room or wait outside or in their car until a room is available. We are making every effort to get patients into rooms quickly.

  • Rooms are being cleaned thoroughly and disinfected between every patient.

  • All doctors and staff are wearing masks for all visits.

  • Parents and patients over the age of 2 will be required to wear a face covering. We ask that you bring your own. More information on masks and children can be found here.

  • Telemedicine appointments are frequently being offered for med rechecks and sick visits, when appropriate.

Vaccination

  • Currently only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for ages 12 and up

  • Vaccinations are available at Walgreens and CVS. Appointments are encouraged but not required:

  • We encourage families to check the Pima County Health Department's website for the most updated information on vaccine locations.

Testing

  • We offer rapid COVID-19 testing at our office by appointment only. You will need to speak to one of our nurses or doctors before scheduling an appointment for testing.

  • All Arizona Testing Locations: ADHS has listed all testing locations in Tucson and a list can be found here. The list includes locations, phone number, whether pre-registration is required, what ages are tested at that location and what type of test they offer.

Isolation Recommendations

The most recent CDC recommendations for how long to isolate at home for confirmed or suspected COVID19 infection are summarized below and can also be found here.

  • For most adults with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and after resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms.

  • If you never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of your first positive RT-PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

  • If you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and were exposed to someone with COVID-19, the CDC states you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

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