COVID19 PANDEMIC

It has been a busy few months here at Gergely Pediatrics trying to keep our doors open
and everyone safe. Our patient and staff safety remains our number one priority.

Since Wednesday, March 25th, we have been seeing all sick children via telehealth video
appointments only and will be continuing to use telehealth for all sick visits until we feel
it is safe to resume in in office visits. We are now seeing well children ONLY in our office.
Please call today to schedule your annual physical. We are following the guidelines of the
American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines to continue seeing all healthy, well children in
our office.

We are taking the following precautions:

*Pre visit COVID symptom and history screening for all visits
*Modified Provider Schedules with reduced patient volume
*Remote Check-in: we will have a streamlined check-in process. Forms and co-pays can be
processed remotely.
*Where possible, patients will skip the front desk and proceed directly to the exam room.
*Upon arrival, everyone who is 2 years and older (who will tolerate) will have to wear masks.
*In addition to prescreening for COVID-19 symptoms before arrival, screening will be done
upon arrival, including but not limited to temperature screening.
*Social Distancing: We have changed appointment time slots in order to space out scheduled
appointments
*Disinfection and Cleaning: Our locations are repeatedly and thoroughly sanitized after every
patient is seen throughout each day. Exam rooms are cleaned with EPA approved wipes between
patient visits.
*Staff and Patient Protection: Our care teams follow CDC guidelines, have the proper personal
protective equipment (PPE) and wear it at all times. We have also established screening and
testing protocols for our care teams.

We remain dedicated to serving our patients and community. From all of us at Gergely Pediatrics
we thank you for your support and patience during this time.

We will be remaining closed on Saturdays but still available by phone. If you should get the
answering service and feel that you cannot wait until we open up again, please leave a message
with the service. We will continue to keep you informed as events change.
Please continue to check our website for updates: gergelypediatrics.com

What is a Virtual Visit?

Instead of traveling to Gergely Pediatrics, you can video conference with a provider
using your mobile phone, computer or tablet device (equipped with a camera). You and
your provider will be able to see and talk with each other in real time – so you can
ask questions and have a conversation the same way you would in your provider's office.
Your provider will review your condition, guide you about moving forward after a
procedure or have a prescription sent to your pharmacy, as needed.

Will my insurance cover a Virtual Visit?

Most insurance carriers will now cover this service, and are waiving copays associated
with COVID19. Feel free to call your insurance company’s member service number on the
back of your insurance card to get exact benefit information for your own plan, as some
company plans may vary.

COVID -19 Hotline at NY Presbyterian Hospital : 646-697-4000.

Center for Disease Control: CDC.GOV

World Health Organization WHO.INT


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