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COVID-19

Dear Point Loma Pediatrics family,

We are taking coronavirus very seriously. Please see our current plan below:

  • We will see well patients that need vaccinations and sick patients WITHOUT respiratory issues in the mornings. If your child is over the age of 3, please consider rescheduling your well child visit to a later date. If your child is sick, please consider rescheduling your well child visit. We have a separate office across the hall where we will see newborns and very young well infants. We apologize, we will not allow older siblings in this room, please try to leave siblings at home if they do not have a scheduled appointment. As always, we have dedicated well rooms in the main clinic too.
  • We will plan to see respiratory illnesses (fever, cough, sneezing, wheezing) in the afternoons only. If you have high concern that you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus, please do not come into the clinic. We will see you in your car in the parking lot. If there is significant demand, we will set up tents in the parking lot as needed. Please understand there are VERY limited tests for Covid-19, however we have ample tests for flu, RSV and strep.
  • We are also offering telemedicine visits for many concerns, these visits are subject to the same co-pays and deductibles as in-office visits per your insurance provider. Please call or text our office during business hours to request a telemedicine visit. Telemedicine visits are strongly recommended, and California law mandates that these visits be covered by private health plans. Tricare also covers telemedicine visits. You will either be called by a provider via FaceTime or by our partner SimpleVisit within 15 minutes of your scheduled time. With SimpleVisit, you may use Skype, FaceTime, GoogleHangouts, or Zoom to communicate with a provider.
  • We are doing our best to balance the changing recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Centers for Disease Control, and the State of California. We are not able to post general Covid-19 updates and recommendations as these change daily. Please refer to the CDC for the most up to date guidance. Also, The County of San Diego posts known daily cases on this site https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/status.html

    We have not had any patients test positive for coronavirus in our clinic as of 3/23/20.

    Thank you for your consideration and stay safe!