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Covid-19 Information

Rivergate Pediatrics continues to monitor COVID-19 and its variants 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

Masks must be worn in the office. All patients and parents/caregivers are screened for symptoms or exposure  in the office or over the phone. If the patient is under 2 years and sick or has a positive exposure, call the office when you arrive and stay in your car until the nurse calls you.

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 all patients, those with symptoms and just exposure. 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/communication/guidance

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