Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) and Carteret Children’s Clinic

Patient Check in for appointments

Patients and family safety are one of our top priorities! Everyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask when entering building.

When calling for an appointment we verbally screen all patients on the phone and then again in person for symptoms of fever, cough, or possible exposure to COVID. Our patient check in has been revised. If your child needs to be seen call our office first, please do not walk-in.

Once you arrive for your child’s appointment, wait in your car and dial our front desk at 252-726-0511 ext. 1 to make us aware that you have arrived.

We will check you in, confirm your phone #, car make/color.

Once we are ready to see your child one of our staff will call the phone number you provided and will meet you at the front door to escort you directly to the exam room. PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR RINGER ON AND READY TO COME IN.

We are also requesting that families limit the number of caregivers to two adults during their child’s appointment and to only bring the child who is being seen for the appointment and no other siblings, when at all possible.

SICK VISIT: All children over the age of two will be required to wear a mask that MUST be worn during the duration of their visit. At this time, we are seeing sick children in our outdoor tent.

WELL VISITS:  In an effort to protect your child we have reserved exam rooms for well care only. 

Well-child checkups for children from birth to 2 years old are a priority and allow us to monitor growth and development as well as administer important vaccinations. Pre-K, 11-year-old, and 16-year-old visits are also a priority. Important developmental and behavioral health screenings are performed at these visit as well as vaccinations for this important age group.  If at this time you would like to reschedule your child’s well check we ask that you please call us as soon as possible to reschedule.

Telehealth Visits are being offered for certain visits. Please see “Telehealth visits

We want you to know that our providers and staff are making every effort to stay up to date with the latest CDC and local health department recommendations and guidelines.  We also want you to know that handwashing remains your best defense against contracting COVID-19.

For further information on COVID-19 please visit this informative link

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