To the Patients and Families of Doctors of Children,
We continue to closely monitor the local situation in regards to COVID-19. We are working with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department as well as the Nebraska DHHS. We are also following the guidelines and information put out by the CDC. Our priority, as always, is to best serve our patients, families, and the Lincoln community in a safe and effective way.
Our office will remain open throughout this pandemic and we will continue to serve our families. Even in the face of COVID-19, strep throat and ear infections will still need to be treated. Asthma and allergies will continue to be issues. Young children continue to need check ups, babies need their vaccines and teenagers will need sports physicals.
To accomplish this, you will notice some changes:
We are screening every well and sick visit prior to entry into our clinical areas. We have created separate areas for patients with respiratory symptoms and those who are healthy. In addition, we have minimized use of the waiting room by having patients waiting in their cars and then quickly placed into rooms.
We ask you to wait in your car and call us at 402-423-1900 when you arrive. The staff will then direct you when to enter the office. This allows us to manage the flow of patients and minimize exposures.
Telemedicine visits are now an option.
Our cleaning procedures are heightened. Exam rooms are cleaned thoroughly after every patient. Common areas are cleaned multiple times throughout the day. You may see some providers in scrubs, and we will be wearing masks.
No one will come to work sick. This has always been the rule, but we may have more staff gone at the same time than usual. This may result in appointment cancellations or a change in provider at the last minute. Please be patient with us.
Stay calm. Stay safe. And, go wash your hands!