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COVID 19 Update

April 19, 2021 Update

Happy Spring! A year into this pandemic and here at Orange Park Pediatrics, we are still committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families, and our employees. Thank you for working with us to make this possible.

Face Mask Policy

The face mask policy remains an important safety measure to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Therefore patients and family members over the age of two(2) will still be required to wear a face mask. We ask that face masks cover the mouth and nose at all times while in the building at all three of our locations.

Office Procedures

We will be opening our waiting rooms at our Smith St. office and our Argyle office!

Our Fleming Island office will continue to follow their current process of well-visits entering the waiting room, while sick visits sign in at the back/side door.

Smith Street and Argyle

  • If your child is coming in for a well-visit/physical, you may now come into the building(while wearing a mask) and sign in, bringing the child in with you. Should we have an exam room available, you will be taken back. If a room is not available, you will be asked to wait in the waiting room, keeping the appropriate distance from other families that may be waiting as well.

For sick patient appointments, we ask that you also come into the building to sign in(while wearing a mask). Please leave a good call-back number and then return to your vehicle until an exam room becomes available.

*Any parent that still chooses to wait in their vehicle, may certainly do so! We just ask that you leave a good call-back number for when it is time for your appointment.

COVID-19 Procedures

We follow CDC guidelines for testing, quarantine, and return to work/school recommendations. We can provide an appointment for testing reasons of travel clearance, school/work, known exposure, and general COVID symptoms.

We have two options available for testing at all three locations. We can perform the COVID Rapid test, which has same-day results, and the COVID PCR test which has results typically within 2-4 days. A provider will discuss with you which test is appropriate for your child during their visit.

The Importance of Well Child Visits

-In recent months, families have been doing their part by staying at home as much as possible, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As communities open up, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit. These well-child visits are essential for many reasons, including:

Tracking growth and development including milestones, social behaviors, and learning.

Discussing any concerns about your child’s health.

Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and 12 other serious diseases.

At the well-child visits, you will also be able to get any school forms that may be needed or immunization forms.

STAY SAFE

We appreciate all of you for helping us maintain a safe environment for everyone here and we look forward to continuing to serve you and the community!


July 10, 2020 Update

These are stressful times for all, and we want to ensure all of our parents that we are taking every precaution to keep your child healthy. We are following all CDC and AAP guidelines. We are requiring everyone over the age of 2 to wear masks when entering all of our locations. We are keeping our waiting rooms empty. We are screening everyone that comes in our offices. We are doing extra cleaning in addition to our cleaning service. We are also doing our best to separate high-risk patients from our well-child visits.

The AAP is recommending that we continue to see your children for their well-child care visits, so they don’t get behind.

Should you have any questions regarding our procedures, please give us a call.
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May 18, 2020 Update

Orange Park Pediatrics will continue the existing process for COVID-19 through the month of June.

Please note Baptist Primary Care requires all parents and patients over the age of two to wear a mask, and we encourage you to bring your own to your appointment.


October 1, 2020 Update

Here at OPP, we are following all CDC and AAP guidelines. The AAP recommends that we still see your child for well-visits to keep them healthy and on schedule. It is a requirement that everyone over the age of two(2) wears a mask/face covering into the building, at all three locations. Below are the procedures for each office.

Smith Street and Argyle Locations:

Both parents and the child that is scheduled are allowed back for the appointment.
We are asking you to sign in at our front door with the child’s name and a phone number and wait in your vehicle.
A nurse will then call you as soon as a room has been sanitized for your appointment.
Upon entering, a nurse will take your temperature and then escort you to the room.
Masks are required for anyone over the age of two.
Fleming Island Office

Both parents and the child that is scheduled are allowed back for the appointment.
We ask that you sign in at the front desk, then you will have your temperature taken and then be taken to a sanitized room.
Masks are required for anyone over the age of two.
We are screening everyone that calls and enters our offices, to the best of our ability. We are also separating high-risk patients from all well-visit patients.

KIn addition to our nightly cleaning service, we are adding extra cleaning procedures into our daily routines for the safety of our patients/parents.

We are doing our best and are committed to the health and safety of our patients and their families. As always, should you have any concerns/questions, please give us a call!


COVID Policy

Now that COVID 19 has arrived in our community our team at OPPA wants to assure our families that we are taking the health of our patients and staff seriously. We have taken the following measures:

  • Patients will sign in outside our office and wait in their cars. We will call when we have a cleaned exam room ready.
  • Within the next 24 hours, we will be seeing all PHYSICALS at our Smith St. office. Our Clay and Argyle offices will be seeing sick only.
  • Only one parent and the patient are allowed at the appointment.
  • We are in constant communication with the Department of Health and local hospitals and are acting quickly to adhere to all guidelines and recommendations.

Thank you for your understanding of our necessary changes and for helping us in our goal to keep everyone healthy!!

REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS

Contact Orange Park Pediatrics for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

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