We want our patients to know that we are monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to evolve. Our priority, as always, is to care for our patients, to help prevent the spread of illness, and to protect our Northwest Pediatrics community. We are taking extra precautions in our clinic. Our staff has increased our cleaning measures. We are also offering well visits in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon to ensure the main entrance, lobby, and the rest of the exam rooms are safe for routine visits. Our clinic is cleaned nightly and we have contacted our janitorial team about expanding from routine services to ensure as much sanitation as possible.
We encourage you to bring your child in to our clinic for planned appointments like well child-checks and immunizations. If your child has a fever and/or cough and/or was exposed to COVID-19, please call our clinic at 405-755-2230 and choose the option to speak to a nurse.
If you feel your child may have been exposed or has symptoms of COVID-19 after exposure, please report directly to the State Coronavirus Hotline # 877-215-8336.
What are we doing to keep our community healthy?
We are actively screening every single appointment over the phone and making sure that if a family has symptoms of coronavirus and a potential exposure, they are directed to either stay home or arrange for a visit isolated from the rest of our patients.
Staff and providers are being screened for symptoms at the start of each day. They are also wearing masks and gloves as extra protection to limit exposure and transmission of the virus.
We have set aside specific rooms areas in the waiting room for well children, keeping them separate from our sick patients.
Enhanced cleaning procedures to high traffic areas/objects every 20-30 minutes during clinic hours during and at the end of each day to reduce contamination of surfaces.
Review of daily notifications from the Health Department about local outbreak. Protocols will be revised and shared with staff as needed.
Monitoring Mental Health:
We understand that this may be a stressful time and it is important to monitor you and your child’s physical and mental health during an outbreak. The following resources are available to help you and your child during this time:
The best way to protect yourself and others is by washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home if you are ill. Northwest Pediatrics will remain in close contact with public health officials as the situation continues to evolve and change. We will continue to follow guidelines set by the CDC and work with health officials to help keep our community safe. We will share any updates through our website and social media so that our families can stay informed.
Click on the following links from trusted sites for accurate, up-to-date information:
Remember - it’s flu season! If you haven’t already protected yourself with a flu shot, please schedule one today.