We are working hard to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff by segregating sick from well children. In our Woodinville office, well visits will be seen primarily in Suite 102, and sick visits in Suite 205. We will have signs at the front door of Suite 102 indicating which doctors are in Suite 205 that day. In Mill Creek we will be scheduling well visits and other patients where COVID-19 is not a concern.
We ask you to:
- Wear a mask and keep it on for the entire visit. If your child is having difficulty wearing a mask, see here for advice.
- Please utilize hand-sanitizers in our office
Our staff will:
- Take the temperature of all who enter the office.
- Anyone that presents for a well visit with a fever and/or symptoms of COVID19 will be asked to reschedule or be seen in suite 205 if time permits.
- Wear masks at all times
- Wash /sanitize hands frequently
- Sanitize surfaces and equipment frequently
We are offering telehealth appointments as well.
You can reach us by phone at 425 483 5437
COVID TESTING SENT FROM OUR OFFICE
If we perform a nasal swab for COVID-19 PCR testing, these are sent out to either the UW or Labcorp laboratories. With the higher volume of testing currently occurring in the community, these tests may take 48 to 72 hours or longer to get results back. We will let you know when we have received results. If the results return on Saturday or Sunday, the on-call physician may not always have access, so you may need to wait until Monday to get them. We appreciate your patience during these stressful times.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19. We are currently triaging patients with fever and possible COVID-19 symptoms over the phone. If your child has possible symptoms of COVID19 and you believe he or she may need testing, please call our office. Our nurses will review your child’s symptoms and help determine if drive through testing is appropriate or if an in-person evaluation is warranted. There are several locations locally where you can get a COVID19 test. Our patients are frequently utilizing the City of Seattle COVID19 testing sites (Aurora or SODO) and Seattle Children’s. If we do schedule you for an appointment in our office, we have a special check-in procedure to follow.
Symptoms can include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Here’s a good summary of what is known about vaccine for children under 12 yrs. From Seattle PI August 20, 2021 When will children under 12 be able to get the COVID vaccine? Here’s what we know (seattlepi.com)
- COVID vaccine (Pfizer) has been approved under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for ages 12 years and older.
- Pfizer and Moderna both have trials underway for children less than 12 years of age; approval was initially anticipated in September.
- Gradually, COVID-19 vaccine will be available more widely in 2021. Populations that are at highest risk of either getting COVID-19 or having serious health problems if they are infected will likely be prioritized, such as adults with high risk health conditions, essential workers with higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, and adults 65 or older. Eventually, everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one.
- Learn more about Washington State’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
- CDC information here: Vaccines | CDC
- King County has FAQs here: COVID-19 vaccine FAQ – King County
Guidance for return to school from King County Health: COVID-19 Return to Work/School Flow Chart (kingcounty.gov)
Snohomish County information here: COVID Vaccine Info | Snohomish Health District, WA (snohd.org)
Washington State Department of health FAQs: Vaccine Information :: Washington State Department of Health
The Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved in the US under EUA by the FDA on December 11, 2020
is was initially approved for patients 16 years and older, then in May, 2021 was approved for patients 12 years and older.
In addition, the Moderna vaccine is approved for patients 18 years and older.
Covid Testing community locations
Testing through Seattle Children’s Hospital:
- We will need to order the test for you
- You will need to call and schedule testing
- Once we receive the results from Seattle Children’s Hospital we will contact you (typically within 48 hrs)
Continue to follow these measures to keep yourself safe
HANDS: Wash them often (20 seconds of lathering, 10 seconds of rinsing). If you don’t have soap and water available, use hand sanitizer
ELBOW: Cough into it
FACE: Don’t touch it
MASK: Wear one. If your child is having difficulty wearing, see this for advice
SPACE: Keep a safe distance
HOME: Stay if you can
CLEAN: frequently touched surfaces regularly
We have confidence that this transformation in the way we provide care is what we need to mitigate the impact of the outbreak and to protect our patients, staff, and community. As always, we are here to support you and help you stay as healthy as possible.
Thank you for entrusting Woodinville Pediatrics with your care.