Sanford Pediatrics News
Mandatory Mask Requirements for NC
As per NC governor order, masks will be required in our office for all patients and guardians that are 11 years of age or older. We recommend children above 3 years of age wear one as well if possible. Please bring these with you to your visit.
If you do not have masks for your family, check out the free available options per Sanford Mayor Chet Mann. These begin on June 25th and the hours and locations are included here. They are until supplies run out.
Our cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations are increasing in our area and we all need to do our part to keep our community safe!
Sanford Pediatrics, P.A.
UPCOMING COVID TESTING SITE INFORMATION
Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department has scheduled two COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events on Tuesday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 28th. Both events will take place from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford, NC. The Health Department is working in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Piedmont Health, and UNC Health to provide these free testing opportunities to the public.
To register for either the July 7th or July 28th testing events, please call 919-542-4991 ext. 1015 for English or 1016 for Spanish. Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM until 1 PM. Please note that due to the July 4th holiday, calls will not be accepted on Friday, July 3rd or Saturday, July 4th.
For additional information visit the City of Sanford website at https://www.sanfordnc.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=240
Seeing your doctor and COVID-19 recommendations
We are carefully evaluating our patients by phone prior to scheduling appointments to ensure your safety. We will continue to provide routine wellness visits and immunizations as it is important that we continue to protect your children against other communicable diseases that we have vaccines to protect against. If your child is due for a well child visit or immunizations please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
We understand that many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19. At Sanford Pediatrics, you and your child’s safety is our top priority and we are taking every precaution to keep your child and family safe.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, we urge all families to practice good hand washing and “social distancing” by staying 6 feet away from people outside the home, and by not attending large group gatherings. The primary goal of our country needs to be to slow the spread of the virus so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed, and our vulnerable patients are not at risk.
Any patient with a COUGH or FEVER will be directed to our triage nurse to assess symptoms. We will assess your individual situation and give you recommendations for your specific case. The CDC has very specific recommendations for testing for Covid 19 and we are working hard to adhere to the recommendations. We may be able to provide what you need in our office, but we may need to offer alternative measures for evaluation and care. If your child has symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, they may be directed to another facility or which has the personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc) available and will be able to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the interest of providing the best care for all patients, please be very upfront and inform our staff of all your symptoms when scheduling.
If you have an appointment we ask the following:
- When you arrive for your appointment call before entering the building. We will do check in from your vehicle and have the nurse meet you at the door when your room is ready for your visit.
- Only one adult per child for visits. Only bring the child with the appointment for the visit.
- Leave siblings at home or have someone come and sit in the car with them while you are seen for your visit.
COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS HOTLINE NUMBERS and CDC Information
If you have questions about COVID-19 you may call the following numbers
- COVID-19 Triage Plus (Nurse line available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to answer specific COVID-19 questions.
- UNC Hotline
- STATE Hotline
- to see the most up to date information and recommendations visit the CDC website
REMEMBER THE THREE “W”s
- WEAR-wear a cloth mask
- WAIT-6 feet apart
- WASH-wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
Get Unplugged and Get Outside, with Kids in Parks!
The Kids in Parks program has established a network of trails designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor activities.
Reach Out and Read Aloud to Your Children
Reading aloud, a time-honored tradition in so many families, is actually a wonderful way of helping children to reach their full potential.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
In case of an emergency, dial 911.
Our triage nurse and answering service are available when you have urgent questions and concerns that cannot wait until the next business day.