CPM STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/6/2020

UPDATED OFFICE APPOINTMENT POLICIES. WE ARE HERE TO MET YOUR NEEDS!

TEMPORARY COVID-19 OFFICE HOURS

DANBURY & TELEMEDICNE (OPEN) - 203-790-0822

MONDAY – THURSDAY: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

FRIDAY: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

SATURDAY: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

SUNDAY: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • We will see well visits during the morning hours of 8:30 am-2:30 pm.
  • We will see sick visits in the afternoon, 3:00-7:00 pm Mon-Thurs. and 1:15-5:30 pm on Friday.
  • Telemedicine visits will be seen all day in accordance to our COVID-19 office hours (RE-CHECKS, SICK VISITS, CONSULTS).
  • We will temporarily not schedule well visit appointments on weekends.
  • We will see sick visits during weekend hours of 8:30-2 on Saturday, and 9-1 on Sunday.

Lisa Boulé, MSN, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC: Lactation Consultant: Will be seeing all newborn babies including 2-week visits weather nursing or or formula feeding in the lactation room located in our business office at 7 Old Sherman Tnpk Suite 205.

NEW FAIRFIELD: TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

BUSINESS OFFICE: ALL BILLING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF MEMBERS ARE WORKING REMOTLY AND READILY AVILABLE TO ASSIST. PLEASE CONTACT US AT 203-798-7661.


March 23, 2020 07:00

CT pediatric hospital information on COVID-19


March 18, 2020 04:00

As of 3/18/2020 Center for Pediatric Medicine will be accepting patients to be seen virtually. Please call our office to book an appointment. We want to thank the community for your patience!


March 17, 2020 05:00

Hours change: Monday - Thursday we will be open from 8:30 am - 8:00 pm. We will continue with these hours until further notice.


March 16, 2020

We want to communicate with our patients about our process changes during this coronavirus pandemic in our area.

First of all, we want to reassure our patients that children have not gotten very ill in the experience of the countries that have gone before us, China, South Korea, even Italy. So while we will be alert to any children who become ill with fever and cough, the likelihood that they have the illness COVID-19 is very low. There have been very few serious illnesses, ie ventilator need in children for COVID-19, and no deaths in children <9 yo.

That said, we cannot be sure children are not carriers, who will make their parents and grandparents ill. This is why the social distancing is so important FOR EVERYONE.

Our offices will remain open, both Danbury and New Fairfield. We plan to keep our regular hours for now. We will continue to see both sick and well children. It is very important for infants and young children to keep their well visits to continue to receive their immunizations on schedule. We plan to continue to see older children for their well visits as well. However, we could also reschedule any well visits that do not involve vaccines for now, or at your preference.

In an effort to keep everyone safe, and understanding that school and work closures make schedules more fluid, we will adopt the following policies:

We will see well visits during the morning hours of 8:30-11:30

We will see sick visits in the afternoon, 1:15-9pm Mon-Thurs. and 1:15-5:30 pm Friday

We will no longer see well visits on weekends.

We will see sick visits during weekend hours of 8:30-2 on Saturday, and 9-1 on Sunday.

If it is impossible for you to bring you child in the morning for a well visit, we will try to accommodate you.

We ask that you bring only the child to be seen, and leave your other children at home with another parent/caregiver to minimize contagion within the office.

We ask that only one parent bring the child for a visit for the same reason.

If you or your child feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, please CALL and we will advise you over the phone. We are planning on making more assessments virtually and are working to be operational virtually. We still have phone calls. We are trying NOT to see potential cases of coronavirus in the office, as we cannot test, and it is the best way lower contagion, if you stay home. We will monitor your child regularly by phone.

We encourage you to bring your child in for the usual reasons of illness, sore throat, ear ache, babies with fevers over 2-3 days, poor feeding, dehydration, etc. These sick visits will be scheduled within our sick visit hours in the afternoon.

We will be adopting a new method of registration and being brought into office.

When you arrive in our parking lot, call 790-0822 to notify us you have arrived. Stay in your car, and we will notify you by call to your cell phone when your room is ready.

If you have a co-pay, stop at the front desk prepared to submit payment.

Otherwise you may head straight to your room.

You will be in your exam room with the door closed for infection control.

At the end of the visit, you will make any follow up appts in the exam room either by the provider, or by phone with the front desk staff. You will then exit back to your car without a need to stop at our desk again.

Understand this is a fluid situation, as you’ve seen guidelines change frequently, depending on the advice we get from CDC, our public health authorities in the state and locally. We will keep you updated as things change.

Always call us with your concerns. Please do not go to the ER unless we’ve advised you to do so, or you have a clear emergency, for which you’ve called an ambulance.

Remember to enjoy your children during this “novel” time of staying home together. Discover the joy of playing with them, taking walks outside with them, learning how to cook together. Try not to listen to the news too much, and consider calling and communicating with faraway family and friends.

Center for Pediatric Medicine

Educational Links:

Includes info on linking CDC pages to our own, 2 handouts below

Covid19 fact sheet for public

Covid19 fact sheet for sick patients

Detailed suggestions on wide variety of home preparedness measures

Specific cleaning recommendations

At home guidance to minimize spread, including if patient cared for at home

Danbury school lunch program

Bethel school lunch program