COVID-19 INFORMATION

What is COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is primarily a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. In children, it can present as pretty much anything (from a headache to even color changes of the toes). The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, meaning that it is a new virus. There are other types of coronaviruses that we have known about before this outbreak. 

The way I like to explain it: COVID-19 is a new baby to the family and it is one very fussy baby! 

What is Head2Toe Pediatrics doing to keep families safe?

We are taking the following precautions to ensure the safety of our families

 

  • Home visits will be conducted in an outdoor space, when possible

  • For indoor home visits, the doctor may ask for windows and/or doors to remain open to allow for air circulation 

  • The doctor will wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) at all times during a home visit

  • Face masks are required to be worn appropriately by children 2 years and older, and adults present, during the entirety of a home visit

  • Proper hand hygiene will be conducted on multiple occasions during a home visit 

  • All equipment is disinfected prior to, and after patient contact, following CDC protocols

  • During any non-direct patient contact, we will maintain a distance of 6 feet or more  

  • We will work with our schedule to ensure well, sick and vulnerable families are being scheduled at different times to minimize exposures 

  • Families receive a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to every home visit. If concerns for symptoms or exposures a Telehealth visit will be scheduled prior to the home visit

Does Head2Toe Pediatrics offer COVID-19 Testing?

YES! 

Diagnostic Tests (Nose or Throat Swab) 

   These tests look for ACTIVE infection 

  • Molecular Test: Takes 2 - 7 days to receive results 

    • Highly accurate and may not need to be repeated if negative results 

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test at your home 

  • Antigen Test: Takes 15 minutes to receive results 

    • Less accurate and may need confirmation testing with a molecular test if negative results

    • Positive results do not need confirmation testing with a molecular test 

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test in an office setting

 

Antibody Tests (Blood Test) 

  This test looks for PREVIOUS infection 

  • Takes 1 - 3 days to receive results

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test in a laboratory. Option for home lab draw available.

Learn more about coronavirus testing HERE

I suspect I may have COVID-19 or tested positive, now what?

If you or your child have symptoms concerning for COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19, contact the doctor immediately​​ to discuss medical care.

 

If your family has had contact with someone suspected or confirmed as having COVID19, contact us to guide you through follow up care.

 

Resources

COVID-19 is an evolving global public health issue. For detailed, up to date information on transmission, spread, how to protect yourself, how to prevent the spread of the virus, treatment and more, access the links below: 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Florida Department of Health

We're ready to fight this COVID-19 battle with you!

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