Dear Parents and Patients,
We want to assure you that Denville Pediatrics is taking all necessary measures in our office to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are following the CDC and NJ Department of Health Guidelines and are monitoring the changing situation on a day-to-day basis.
Although cleaning and disinfecting policies were already in place for our office environment prior to Coronavirus, we not only will continue to clean all surfaces in the exam rooms after every patient but have increased the frequency of wipe-down in our waiting room and general areas, as well. Sanitizers are available throughout the office. All staff members sanitize their hands after every patient interaction. All sick staff members have been advised to stay home.
A patient telephone protocol is in place to screen our patients who may have had exposure to Coronavirus and/or are exhibiting key symptoms related to the disease. We are modifying our workflow to maintain patient safety during this time. There is a plan in place for in-office containment in the event that a patient needs to be seen in the office. We appreciate your cooperation at the time of scheduling an appointment to identify those who may be at a higher risk.
Lastly, we are working diligently to implement Telemed visits as an option. We will update you as soon as this is available.
Please, stay tuned for important updates.
For more Coronavirus information, please refer to these websites:
CDC website @ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
AAP Parenting Website @: www.healthychildren.org
Local Atlantic Health System Coronavirus Hotline @ 862-260-3199 – 7 am-7 pm
7 days/week providing a Nursing Screening Hotline staffed by trained AHS nurses who will triage calls from patients and guide their next steps in seeking care. Callers with clinical symptoms and/or travel exposure concerns will be connected with a dedicated Atlantic Medical Group Physician to assist with evaluation and triage.