Welcome to your Pediatric medical home!

Covid-19 Information

Rivergate Pediatrics continues to monitor COVID-19 and the Delta variant on a daily basis. We will continue to follow the standard infection-transmission precautions for healthcare facilities with enhancements recommended by the Tennessee Department of Health in order to decrease possible exposure for our patients and staff.SCREENING OF ALL PATIENTS AND PARENTS
All patients and parents/caregivers will need to be screened before or as they enter the office. This is best done over the phone at the time the appointment is scheduled or calling from your car when you arrive for your appointment. Please remain in your car until you have been given instructions for entering the building.

WALK-IN CLINIC SUSPENDED
Our walk-in clinic will be suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic and we are closed Sunday until further notice.  Please call for an appointment for any concern.

NON-PATIENT VISITORS LIMITED
We are asking that no more than one healthy person accompany our patients into the office.  Two healthy parents are welcome if the parents feel the circumstances require it.

WE ARE SEEING ALL WELL CHECKUPS

It is important to stay up-to-date on regularly scheduled vaccines to keep your child protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

COVID VACCINE

Our office follows the recommendations of the AAP for all vaccinations including the COVID-19 vaccine

TESTING FOR COVID-19
Call the office to schedule a visit if your child has possible symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to a confirmed case or a person waiting for COVID test results.  We currently offer testing for symptomatic patients.  We may offer testing to asymptomatic patients depending on test availability. We offer same day rapid testing and PCR testing that is typically resulted within 24-48 hours.  The type of test ordered will be determined by our M.D.s.  This is a regular office visit and requires a copay.
If testing is indicated and recommended and the test is refused, you may be instructed to isolate as per CDC, AAP and TDH protocols.

SCHOOL NOTES

We are not able to provide school notes without seeing the patient in person or via Telehealth.

VIDEO APPOINTMENTS/TELEHEALTH
We currently offer telemedicine for selected visit types. This service is different from nurse triage and is billable. (Insurance coverage may vary)

HELPFUL LINKS
The Tennessee Department of Health has a public information number 877-857-2945 and a website https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Metro Public Health Department officials has launched a COVID-19 telephone hotline with nurses and other public health professionals available to answer questions, provide the latest information about COVID-19, and assist Davidson County residents with the assessment process.  The number is 615-862-7777,  from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  There website for latest updates is https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department.aspx

The following CDC links may also be helpful

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html