Coronavirus or COVID-19
We are continuing to pay close attention to the situation with the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Even though Shawnee County and many others counties in Kansas have a stay at home order, please note that Topeka Pediatrics is open. Healthcare is considered an essential service and we will remain open and committed to caring for your children. Be assured that we are constantly monitoring and adapting to the rapidly changing situation so that we can continue to provide safe, quality care.
If you feel you are at risk, please do not walk in the office for evaluation. Please call us first! We are no longer accepting walk in appointments, all patients that need to be seen must call the office for an appointment. This will help minimize risk of exposure for everyone. Our team is up to date on all the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for cleaning the office, separating well from sick, and protecting ourselves and your families.
We will be asking screening questions for all sick appointments. We ask that patients and caregivers not enter our offices if you have recently traveled (domestic or international) or if you are concerned about direct exposure to a known case.
We will continue to request that only one parent or guardian and only the children who have appointments come to the office. This is to help keep both our staff and your family healthy. We are happy to use a video chat, such as FaceTime, so others can be involved.
Testing for the Coronavirus will likely become easier in the labs in the up coming weeks but at the present time testing remains at the discretion of public health authorities. In office testing is not available and it is unlikely to be available for the foreseeable future.
Please use reliable sources like the CDC or Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for your information. Relying on hearsay or information from other sources will likely not be the most up to date or reliable information.
Please remember to stay calm, and wash your hands.
Are you looking for information on Telehealth services we offer? Please visit here.