UPDATE AS OF 11/13/20
AAP COVID-19 Testing Guidelines:
Immediately IF the patient has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
If the patient is asymptomatic AND negative test results -- isolate until symptoms resolve.
If the patient is asymptomatic AND positive result -- isolate for 10-14 days depending on local recommendations.
The Frederick County Health Department has also released new health regulations and goes into effect in Frederick County at 5 pm on Friday, November 13, 2020.
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
Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way
(Behind the Walmart on Monocacy Blvd)
Site hours: 7 am to 2 pm
Please check your email a day prior to your visit for COVID triage instructions
For further information on COVID-19, return to school and return to daycare,
please check healthychildren.org
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.