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Coronavirus Information

Preparation Not Panic

The majority of serious outcomes from coronavirus have been patients who are elderly or or have previous conditions.  Much less illness has occurred in children.

Before you arrive please let us know if you have traveled outside the US or have been exposed to people who have traveled outside the area in the last 14 days or if you have been exposed to any confirmed patients.

Read this first for the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Worried about symptoms? Try this Self-assessment Tool but call our office with any questions or concerns!

Important Precautions

  • Wash hand frequently, 20 seconds with a disinfectant soap or sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially after touching objects like doorknobs, handrails, counters.
  • Cough into your elbows not hands.
  • Masks are not currently recommended… unless you are ill and in public.
  • Get the flu vaccine if you haven’t. It won’t help with coronavirus but will reduce your chances of having to go to a doctor’s office.

Useful Resources:

  • If you or someone in your family is affected or suspected to be,
    read this CDC “What to do” sheet.
  • If you are in the Bergen County area and feel that your child may need to be tested, Valley Hospital has a HOTLINE to help decide what to do.
  • If you would like email updates from USA Today, sign up here.
  • If you would like to receive updates and alerts from NJ about COVID-19 text “NJCOVID” to 898-211
  • Resources to help get children to wear face masks.

More Useful Links:
Kids & COVID-19: What Parents Should Know
How to Talk to your Kids About Coronavirus
Simple Slideshow for Kids
Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization

 

We will be updating our site as new information emerges.

Check your practice location below for additional instructions:

  • Please call ahead and inform us of any travel or exposure details.
  • Please limit the number of people you bring to the office  to the patient(s) and one caregiver.
  • Please call when you arrive and wait in your car. We will call you when your room is ready.
  • Please use the Center Avenue entrance for Well Visits ONLY if NO ONE in your group is ill.
  • While we will attempt to supply masks while we have, bring your own if available.
  • We have separate hours as well as separate entrances for sick and well visits.
  • We will not have evening hours until further notice. The doctors will be available by telemedicine.

If you are coming to the office for a sick visit and have traveled to an
affected area, please call the front desk when you arrive in the parking
lot so a staff member can meet you and promptly escort you to a room.

If you are coming to the office for a sick visit and have recently traveled to an affected area, or are concerned about a COVID-19 exposure, please call the front desk when you arrive in the parking lot. A staff member will escort you through the back door. If you have access, we ask that you and your child wear a mask. Please only have 1 adult accompany the patient to the visit. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you are coming to the office for a sick visit and have recently traveled to an affected area, or are concerned about a COVID-19 exposure, please call the front desk when you arrive in the parking lot. A staff member will escort you through the back door. If you have access, we ask that you and your child wear a mask. Please only have 1 adult accompany the patient to the visit. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you are coming to the office for a sick visit and have traveled to an
affected area, please call the front desk when you arrive in the parking
lot so a staff member can meet you and promptly escort you to a room.

If you are coming to the office for a sick visit and have traveled to an
affected area, please call the front desk when you arrive in the parking
lot so a staff member can meet you and promptly escort you to a room.

No Walk-In Hours.

When you call to schedule an appointment for your child let the receptionist know of:

  • any foreign travel outside the US in the past month,
  • any contact with anyone who traveled outside the US in the past month,
  • any possible exposure to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus,
  • any possible exposure to someone waiting for a Coronavirus test result in the US.

Please limit the number of people coming to the office to the patient and parent/guardian if possible.

Please call our office 201-891-4777 for all appointments, we are now handling sick appointments by telemedicine.