About Coronavirus Disease ( COVID-19 )
Island Coast Pediatrics recognizes the challenges the coronavirus pandemic poses to our community. We, following the guidance set by American Academy of Pediatrics, have created some changes to play our role in reducing the risk of exposure to the COVID 19 virus.
Currently, the guidance from AAP during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to well visits includes considering modifications to the structure of clinic schedule and physical space. You might have noticed that we are switching our appointment schedules around. Well Child appointments are made in the morning while the remaining of the day for Sick appointments. We agree that "Immunizing the youngest children is top priority in the context of well child care".
(This guidance is subject to change as new evidence on the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerges.)
Please do not walk in in the office seeking medical care if you do not have an appointment scheduled.
If your child is ill and you need advice or an appointment, please call our office at (239) 768-2111.
If you answered “YES” to “ANY” of the questions below please DO NOT enter the building and call our office for further instructions at (239) 768-2111.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED OUTSIDE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN THE LAST 14 DAYS?
HAVE YOU HAD A FEVER OF 102 OR HIGHER IN THE LAST 48HRS?
HAVE YOU HAD A COUGH AND/OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
For your appointment with us, please bring your mask with you ( to play your role in limiting the risk of spreading the infecton). And if your child has any inhalers for wheezing, please do bring them to the visit in case we need to use them.
We are in the midst of "fine tuning" our infrastructure for telehealth to help address your concerns while limiting the risk of exposure to your child.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Health Government