Office News

FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS ADVISES ALL CHILDREN TO GET VACCINATED FOR INFLUENZA BY NOVEMBER 1ST. CALL US AND LET US KNOW WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME IN, AND THANK YOU FOR HELPING KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY!!!

9/9/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - TELEHEALTH

Given the current issues in our State, Children First Pediatrics will begin offering scheduled telehealth visits starting Monday, March 30th for some medical issues for those of our patients who prefer to stay at home and whose illness does not necessitate a person-to-provider visit.

The visits will require access to the internet either by smartphone or computer. A functioning camera on the smartphone or computer is required for us to see you. A microphone on your computer or a phone connection will also be required. We will be happy to provide you with the details when you call to schedule.

It appears to us that most insurance companies will be covering these visits for a limited time, dependent on the length of the healthcare crisis.  Please be aware that we cannot guarantee coverage of these visits by any specific payor or plan. If you have questions about coverage, please call your insurance company directly.

Telehealth visits may be appropriate for the following complaints:

  1. Some rashes not associated with systemic illness such as fever.
  2. Coughs and colds
  3. Sore throats
  4. Medication checks, (not appropriate for initial visits)
  5. Digestive problems (diarrhea, constipation)

Please be aware that we believe the best medical care you can receive is thru office visits directly with your provider; however, with the current healthcare crisis worldwide we at Children First want to do whatever we can to ensure that your family is able to shelter in place and stay well.

Visits will be scheduled with a provider Monday thru Friday from 9 am until 4pm. If you would like to schedule one of these visits, please call our office during normal business hours.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - SYMPTOMS

In effort to partner with local health department, CDC, and federal agencies to slow and contain the transmission of COVID-19 in the United States, please be advised that our office has implemented plans to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19 during this time.

For anyone who has recently been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 AND is ASYMPTOMATIC, we follow CDC recommendation of “self- quarantine” for 14 days after the contact. We ask you to remain home and conduct self-monitoring during this time.

If you have had suspected exposure and you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE OFFICE.  We ask that you call us for instructions.  Insurers have given us the ability to perform telehealth during this time.

If you have symptoms and can care for yourself at home, you may discontinue home isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 24 hours after your fever is gone and your respiratory symptoms have resolved.
  • At least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared.

Please continue to follow the social distancing advisement set up by the Department of Health.

Nebraska Department of Health has opened a Coronavirus Hotline (402-441-8006) if you have questions.

For further information, visit www.cdc.gov website, and https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx website.