How Wildwood Pediatrics is Adapting to COVID-19

7.14.2020

This is an updated version of our original news article that was on our website from the begining of this pandemic.

 

WWP is adapting daily and taking all necessary precautions for continued care and assurance of our patients, their families and staff.

It is important to note that there is no COVID-19 testing in our office as of this time.


We are asking that once you arrive to the office parking lot for your appointment, that you remain in your car and call into the office for further instruction (Essex 860-767-0168; Old Saybrook 860-388-4545).  You will be asked by phone screening questions to assist us in determining any infectious risk.  Upon entering the office a temperature will be taken of everyone entering the building.  If there is a fever within a member your party then you will be asked to reshedule your appointment or convert that appointment to a telemedicine appointment, if appropriate.  The only exception is during our Pedicare hours (see below, two paragraphs).

For office visits, we require that you have only one parent/guardian with the child, and  make every effort to bring just the patient for the visit so to decrease the volume of people in the offices thus decreasing any potential infectious risks.  The only exception to this rule will be for parents of infants less then one month of age.  As a safe guard to your health, the staff will wear face masks for all of these visits.  We require that all families and children two years of age and older wear a face covering.  

 

Appointments, in person, for illnesses that include symptoms of cough, fever or other possible COVID related symptoms will be made during our Ped*I*Care hours.  After each ill appointment the entire exam room is cleaned.  For all of these visits the provider will be wearing full and complete Personal Protective Equipment.

Well visits, Newborn and Lactation Nurse appointments, consults and same day appointments (that are not concerning for COVID-19) will be seen in the Essex and Old Saybrook office throughout the day.  

We continually check for updates from the CDC, state medical authorities, the Amercian Academy of Pediatrics and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Doctors and Managers are now meeting regularly to review any changes/updates.

The Doctors have suspended their morning rounds to the hospital, until further notice.

Staff will disinfect the entire exam room after each visit. 

Please refer to our "COVID-19" news article for further information and important links.

Again, we are making every effort to ensure the health of our patients, their families and our staff while still being available to the community.  We are confidant that being prudent in our approach is the correct path for continued healthiness.  (Please remember that we are open every day of the year except Thanksgivng and Christmas.)

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


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Essex Office One Wildwood Medical Center
35 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860.767.0168

Hours:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F
8:30 am to noon Saturday


Ped-I-Care After Hours Care
Available in Our Essex
Office

Hours:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm M-F
Noon to 8:00 pm Saturday
11:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday & Holidays

Old Saybrook Office 30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860.388.4545

Hours:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F

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