COVID19 Update 5/20/20
The health and well being of our MSP families is our number one priority. The doctors at Main Street are actively following the most current COVID-19 information and guidelines. Based on guidelines set out by Governor Hogan?s Executive Order, the CDC, and the State of Maryland Department of Health, we are very well prepared to care for your children in a safe and effective manner. Please click here for further details
WELL VISITS: We are only performing in person well visits for our youngest patients and those requiring updates of vaccinations or follow up of significant issues. These are being conducted in the first part of the day, via our main entrance, but in a dedicated wellness space, at a different time of day and with separate doctors and staff from our patients who have respiratory illnesses. We are restricting chaperones to one parent or guardian and requiring both parent and child to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or scarf. We will conduct a pre-screening procedure before entry to our office that involves COVID-19 exposure questions, taking your temperature, and immediate escorting to your assigned exam room.
SICKNESS VISITS: We are performing in person respiratory illness visits in the afternoon, via a separate REAR entrance, in a completely sanitized space, with separate doctors and staff from our well patients. All illnesses will need to be screened by our staff by phone before an appointment is given. Only one parent may accompany the sick child to the office and both parent and child need to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or scarf.
TELEHEALTH: Most insurance companies will cover telehealth services for illness visits, medication follow-ups and even well check-ups. Our offices and doctors have been up and running with Telehealth for nearly two years. We use an easy, totally HIPAA compliant, well-trialed platform. There are many advantages you wil discover in talking with your personal physician regarding health and mental health issues. Telehealth visits for any appropriate situation can be conducted in either the morning or afternoon.
WHEN TO SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE If your child has a fever and is developing a significant cough with trouble breathing or shortness of breath, that is when we certainly need to hear from you. Please call and we will discuss whether we need to see your child, whether s/he SHOULD (eliminate: will) be referred to evaluate (eliminate: your) symptoms (eliminate for testing), or whether your child is fine to be cared for at home, quarantined away from others in your family.
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