COVID19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

Change in Office Practices

We have made many changes in our office practices to ensure the safety of you and your child:

  • 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 or discuss with one of our nurses or doctors prior to scheduling.

  • Well visits will be scheduled in the morning. Sick visits that may be infectious will take place in the afternoon, or after all well children are seen.

  • Families are encouraged to limit the number of caregivers bringing the child to the office as well as siblings.

  • 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 3 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.

Resources

Testing

  • Free Pima County Testing Locations: several sites in Pima County offer free testing. Click the link above for information on hours, locations and scheduling an appointment.

  • All Arizona Testing Locations: ADHS has listed all testing locations in Tucson at the link above. 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.

 

Pima County Health Department

PCHD has set up two phone lines to answer COVID-19 questions from the public about testing, symptoms, and many other virus-related topics:

  • For general information about COVID-19, including news, testing, and prevention call 2-1-1 from 8am-8pm daily.

  • People who have questions about symptoms they are having can call 1-844-542-8201, anytime

Isolation Recommendations

The most recent CDC recommendations for how long to isolate at home for confirmed or suspected COVID19 infection.

HealthyChildren.Org

Updates for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Vaccine FAQ

An excellent summary from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) about COVID-19 and the vaccines being developed to prevent it.

Parenting Resources

Free COVID-19 books written by psychotherapist and author Ana M. Gomez. These free downloads explain the current pandemic and also help young kids process their feelings.

COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? - A free curriculum created by The Smithsonian Science Education Center, WHO and IAP for kids ages 8-17 to help them better understand the science and social science behind COVID-19 and learn how to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe. This can be especially beneficial for parents who are home-schooling their children.

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