COVID-19 Information & Walk-In Clinic Suspended

Due to the increasing concern regarding the risks of COVID-19, more familiarly known as the novel Coronavirus and in effort to minimize risks and exposure for our patients and staff, we have decided that it is necessary to change our “regular” office schedule.

Our normal “walk-in” clinics on Monday and Fridays have been CANCELLED until further notice. We would like to have the opportunity to speak with you and discuss your child’s needs and if needed schedule an office visit.

At this time if you or your child have recently traveled to a known COVID-19 region or have had direct contact (generally contact within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes) with a known case and are feeling ill, we ask that you remain at home and notify us by phone so we can follow the currently established guidelines and potentially avoid exposure to patient, staff and providers in our office.  It is also useful to know the nature of any illness visit to plan the proper timing and arrival details for patients. Please call us at (301) 681-6730 before coming to the office as there may be shortening of available office hours.

We continue to be available to assist with other illnesses and concerns. At this time, we continue to be available for well and preventive care; with uncertainty as to the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worthwhile to continue prevention for other diseases (e.g. immunizations), as conditions permit.  We are endeavoring to do sick and well care at different times of the day during this unusual period.

The best defense in general to any viral infection is good hand washing.

We are closely monitoring this constantly changing and developing concern and will provide additional updates as necessary. Please watch our website as well for any additional office schedule changes.

Other sources of answers for many common questions include:  healthychildren.org (click on the “2019 Coronavirus” tab) and CDC.gov (especially the “Keep Work, Schools and Communities Safe” tab).