Los Gatos Pediatrics COVID-19 Statement
Dear Valued Patients and Friends of Los Gatos Pediatrics,
It is a very different and unsettled time right now with constantly changing news and recommendations with regard to the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. Here at Los Gatos Pediatrics we want all of our families to know that we are keeping current with all the of news concerning COVID-19 and the medical concerns that accompany this pandemic disease that is affecting us all.
Please feel free to call us with the usual pediatric concerns that you may have as well as any questions or fears that you or your may family have about COVID-19.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has an article discussing COVID-19 that might be helpful for parents and children alike.
We want to remind you that we are here to help. Our doors will remain open and we are just a phone call away if you have questions or need help.
We have taken a number of precautions to protect the health and well-being of our patients, their caregivers and our staff. The following describes these precautions:
- We now offer Tele-Health Pediatric Visits. Contact our office to make arrangements.
- We are still seeing both sick and healthy patients in our office during office hours. times. We have structured our schedules so that the well visits will be at different times than the sick visits. This arrangement will help to keep the well patients from being in the office at the same time as the the sick patients.
- Several of the exam rooms have been set aside for sick visits only and will not be used for well visits.
- We redoubled our efforts to clean and disinfect all the exam rooms and waiting rooms as frequently as possible.
We encourage families with children under 18 months to keep their well visit appointments so we can continue to immunize them against the routine preventable illnesses that we always have.
What You Can Do
The most important thing that you can do is to call us before coming to the office if you are concerned that your child might have COVID-19. Please let us know if your child has possible symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or exposure to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This pre-visit notice will prevent the possibility of unintended exposure to other patients as well as our staff. We can also determine if our office is the proper location for further medical care.
Also, please continue to follow the state’s guidelines for social distancing, and wash your hands one more time.
Remember that besides working in a doctor’s office, all of our staff and doctors are parents and members of your community.
Protecting Patients Is Our Top Priority
Watch for symptoms
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms. These range from mild symptoms to severe illness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
We Are In This Together
We are all in this together, and together we can get through this pandemic viral disease with the least possible severe consequences.
Our hearts go out to the thousands of families worldwide that have suffered from this horrible illness. We want to help in the way we know best which is providing the best medical care we can to you and your family