At All-Star Pediatrics, we are committed to providing the best care for your family, our staff and the community. We are grateful for the efforts people are making at staying healthy and safe, and obviously saddened by the continued illness that's occurred and occurring. We all can still make a difference with the choices we make, and we will continue to make our office as safe a place as we can for your children and family.
We have been doing visits with "healthy" children in the mornings, and visits for children with acute, sick illnesses only after lunch to try to provide increased separation.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC continue to recommend that we see all children for their regular well-child care needs, so that kids don't miss opportunities for care and vaccination updates.
The CDC, as of July 2022, continues to recommend that masks be worn in medical office settings, whether you're immunized or have had COVID-19. This setting is clearly different from other settings, where we spend lots of face-to-face time, in smaller enclosed spaces (exam rooms.)
We recommend that you continue to wear masks while in our office, and have your children 2 and up do so as well, even if you or they are vaccinated or have had COVID-19. Masks are required for family and patients who have been recently or are currently ill with respiratory symptoms and/or fever.
We are grateful that the number of cases continues to be low, and hopeful that soon we can return to a more regular office flow.
We are continuing to generally separate times our well and sick children come to the office, for now:
- We will expand seeing well child visits to 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm daily.
- Sick appointments will be offered in the afternoon between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
* If you or your child is ill, or has been exposed to someone with coronavirus (COVID-19) or recently traveled to a high-risk area, your child’s well visit appointment will be rescheduled to an afternoon “sick” time or another day.
* Please continue to limit the number of people that come with your child to the appointment to only one parent. If that’s just not possible (we know it’s hard with school being out) – everyone must be healthy (no cough, congestion, recent fevers or exposure to someone with known COVID-19.)
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times. We will do our best to be able to provide the best and safest care for your children!
Our office will be closed from Wednesday, November 22 at 11:30a through the Thanksgiving weekend.
We will have our free nurse triage advice available starting at 5pm on the 22nd through the weekend. If you need advice the afternoon on Wednesday, you can also always call your insurance company's nurse triage line (all have them), 602-230-CARE for advice, or get online advice at HealthyChildren.org
You can click on our After Hours link below for information on where your child could be seen if needed over the holiday.
We wish your family and safe and healthy holiday.