COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) and Carteret Children’s Clinic
Updated: March 30, 2020
First, we will verbally screen all patients on the phone and in person for symptoms of fever and cough and for possible exposure to anyone who has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Next, we have revised our normal process for patient check in. We ask that if your child needs to be seen that you call our office first, please do not walk-in.
We are currently asking that all patients with appointments wait in their car when you arrive.
Once you arrive at our office please call us at 252-726-0511 ext. 1 and 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 one adult during their child’s appointment. We ask that you only bring the child who is being seen in for the appointment and no other siblings, when at all possible.
SICK VISIT: If your child has fever over 100.5F and a cough they will be provided with a mask that MUST be worn during the duration of their visit. Please be advised that masks are limited at this time and we will not be able to provide mask for patients who do not meet the above criteria.
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 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