Message To Parents
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidance and advisories from the U.S CDC and local public health department. We are dedicated in providing the utmost care to our patients and families and provide guidance with regards to the Corona virus and its effect on our Community.
“There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.” (Page last reviewed: March 10, 2020, Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases)
Kindcare Pediatric Center is taking the following measures:
For the safety of everyone, please call the office, in advance, to schedule an appointment (even the same day) for your child. Do not bring your child to the office without speaking to the triage staff for the proper directives, especially when one of the following are present:
- Fever or symptoms of lower respiratory (cough or shortness of breath without an alternative diagnosis
- Recent travel from any of the affected heavily areas (China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea)
- Laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection or contact with someone who has COVID 19 infection within 14 days of symptom onset
We are happy to announce the availability of Telemedicine (also referred to as "telehealth" or "e-health") allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology or provide consult via telephone call. This option is not open to all conditions or illness. You must sign up to patient portal in order to access and download the healow application.
Computer: If using computer enter patient portal and download Healow app on this site and schedule televisit or use the following link and download Healow:
Mobile phone: Go to web page kindcareped.com and enter patient portal, then download Healow and schedule a televisit on the healow app, but the patient portal must be set up.
If you have not set up patient portal, you will need a password. Please contact our office to obtain one.
Wash your hands
Don’t touch your face
Cover coughs and sneezes
Keep sanitizer close
Avoid sick people
Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
Visit nj.gov/health for additional information
Most people have mild symptoms and get better on their own at home.
Those most at risk for severe illness are the elderly and those who have other health problems.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP!
If you have any of the following, you should call your health care provider:
- Difficulty breathing
- High fever
- Other unusual or concerning symptoms