COVID-19 Information and Updates
We recently added the Authorization and Consent to Participate in Telemedicine Consultation and Services form to authorization of and consent to the use of interactive video technology to communicate with a health care provider at a distance.
SARS-CoV-2 (aka Covid19) continues to spread. As the mayor has requested anyone not in essential industry (food or medical industry) stay home, we thought it appropriate to let you know what is available now.
Firstly, Allied Pediatrics is seeing scheduled sick children under the tent in the back of our Ooltewah office. Yes, we do now have the ability to test for Covid19 -- please continue to wait in your car line and notify staff so a proper sample can be taken. Yes, the ER now also has the ability to test for Covid19 but we need to not overwhelm their resources so let us test first unless your child is experiencing symptoms of respiratory distress.
Secondly, we are continuing to see well babies at our Shallowford location. If your child has a well appointment and is ill, please ask to reschedule to Ooltewah to help protect our most vulnerable patients. No ill children will be seen at our Shallowford office -- if your child has symptoms their well-check will be rescheduled and you will be directed to the Ooltewah office.
Thirdly, we are offering telemedicine appointments now for most routine "sick" visits like medication checks/refills, ADHD, behavioral concerns, rashes, injuries, ear ache, headaches, stomach ache, pink eye, diaper rash, constipation/ diarrhea/ vomiting, newborn concerns (apart from well-check), allergies, etc. These appointments are available to be scheduled by calling the same number 423-602-9545 and same no-show policy applies.
It is our prayer that our patients and families stay as well as possible and are able to enjoy some simplified family time in this unforseen pandemic time. Good luck with the continued home-schooling. We will continue to update you as things change.