COVID-19 Information

How to Help Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis 

Frederick County Pediatrics supports the United Way of Frederick County and its efforts to help families during this pandemic. Whether your family may be in need or may be in a position to help those in need, here are programs the United Way currently has for struggling families:

Local food banks in Frederick County and how to access their services

Rental assistance and utilities assistance programs

AAP COVID-19 Testing Guidelines:

When should I get tested?


1. Immediately IF the patient has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
2. DELAYED IF the patient is asymptomatic with close contact exposure to a known infected person. Wait until at least 4 days after exposure to limit false-negative results.
3. No testing IF indirect exposure (i.e exposure to someone who has had contact with an infected person- yes testing if the immediate contact has developed symptoms).




How? PCR testing is the gold standard of testing.


1. If the patient is symptomatic AND positive test results -- isolate until afebrile for 24 hours without the use of antipyretics AND at least 10 days from the start of symptoms AND symptoms have improved.
2. If the patient is asymptomatic AND negative test results -- isolate until symptoms resolve.
3. If the patient is asymptomatic AND positive result -- isolate for 10-14 days depending on local recommendations.




COVID-19 Testing Information


Rapid- We are not able to offer testing at our office at this time. For those who need testing, we refer to Frederick Health Hospital
For up to date information regarding their testing site
please click here




COVID triage instructions:


Currently, we only allow one parent to attend any in-office visits.
Sick visits may be done in your car, depending on your child's symptoms.
Telehealth appointments are being offered for certain appointments.
If you need to schedule a sick appointment, please call our office
and select option 3 for the nurse line. Please check your email a day prior to your visit for COVID triage instructions:




Do we offer the COVID-19 vaccine at our office?


Currently, we do not offer the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at our office. If and when we do have more information, we will update our patients and families.





Frederick Health Drive-Thru Testing Site Handout


Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way
(Behind the Walmart on Monocacy Blvd)

Site hours: 7 am to 2 pm

For further information on COVID-19, return to school and return to daycare,
please check healthychildren.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Children’s National Hospital,
and Frederick County Health Department do not recommend serology testing, therefore,
we will not consent to order tests at this time.
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Frederick County Pediatrics
11717 Old National Pike
New Market, MD 21774

 

Tel  (301) 882-7489

Fax   (301) 882-7520

Mon  9AM-6PM

Tue  9AM-6PM

Wed  9AM-5PM

Thu  9AM-5PM

Fri  9AM-4PM

Sat  9AM-12PM

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