Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
This is a serious new virus that is spreading throughout the country causing illness as well as school, work, and community disruptions.
For the safety of our patients and staff, the office is now verbally screening all potential patients and families for Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk factors prior to giving office appointments.
If you have had close contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 individual or have symptoms of COVID-19 illness, our facility cannot see you in our office due to the fact that Primary Care offices (such as ours) do not have the required negative air pressure infection isolation rooms to prevent the spread to other patients and staff. We do not have the essential high grade full personal protective equipment required in order to evaluate and/or test patients for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in this office.
As our community continues its efforts to stop Coronavirus, we know that families are doing their best to adapt. We want to share some new resources to support you. Below, please find the link to our care partner, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for resources about social distancing, self-quarantining and how to help your child cope with the challenges of Coronavirus along with other useful articles. You can also find the CDC Fact Sheet below for more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For patients with questions or concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on their 24/7 hotline at 1-833-226-2362.
Our top priority at Avon Pediatrics is keeping your family safe. Please call our office if your child has any Coronavirus symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. We are now offering telehealth visits to evaluate your child’s symptoms instead of office visits to eliminate the risk of your child catching or spreading any illness. For now, our office visits are only for healthy children receiving well checkups. Please call our office at (860) 676-1111 to schedule your well child physical exams, ill telehealth visits and to learn more about what new office procedures we been implemented for your child’s safety.
Thank you for trusting us with your family’s care. We recognize that this is a stressful and uncertain time for you and your children. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate this situation together.
Connecticut Children’s Resources
Go to https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/coronavirus and use links under “Resources for Families” heading.
- How Is Your Child Coping With COVID-19? Here’s What to Look For
- 5 Ways to Keep Your Child Engaged in At-Home Learning
- 6 Strategies for Parents to Keep Calm and Carry On During COVID-19
- Self-Quarantining and Your Family: A Pediatrician Answers Your Questions
- How to Maintain Structure During Closures
- Answering Your Child’s Coronavirus Questions
- 8 Tips for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
- What Parents Should Know About Coronavirus