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COVID - 19

We are closely monitoring the status of the novel Coronavirus and will be updating this site frequently. Most people who have contracted Coronavirus have mild illness. Children, in particular, have a milder course. Testing is not generally useful or recommended. 

As of March 17,2020, in order to keep the community as safe as possible, we are advising rescheduling well child checks and converting non-urgent appointments to telemedicine (video) visits as needed. Newborns and babies who need checkups and immunizations are an exception. Please know that we are here for you to meet all of your needs as safely as possible. 

Please see our full letter: COVID-19 Letter to Patients

Children's National Pediatricians & Associates is not currently testing for Coronavirus.

Our offices are open for appointments only. During this time we are discouraging entering the office for anything other than the appointment.  If you need to drop off forms, please send through the patient portal or fax.  We will email forms back through the portal, rather than having you pick them up in the office in person.  We ask that you also limit 1 caretaker per patient visit, in order to limit potential exposures.  Please feel free to call our office with questions. 

The best ways to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses 

(including Coronavirus and the Flu)

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. 
  • Immediately throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine if you have not yet done so.

We've compiled frequently asked questions about how the CNPA primary care practices are responding to coronavirus. Please read to learn how we are changing some of our office operations to adapt to the situation while remaining open and available to our patients. 

https://childrensnational.org/primary-care/coronavirus-faqs

For additional information, please visit:  

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

Please note: If you or members of your family are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or diarrhea, it is very important that you call the office before coming in for your appointment.  We ask that, when you do come in for an appointment, please arrive with just one parent or guardian and the child who needs to be seen.

 The above information was updated on 3.26.20