COVID-19 Vaccinations for children update: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination has been approved for children ages 12-15. Our practice is in the process of working through the many steps necessary to provide the Pfizer COVID vaccine to our pediatric patients ages 12-15. It’s a long process and we encourage our patients not to wait. COVID 19 vaccinations for children ages 12-15 are available right now at:
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Visit their website for vaccination locations at: choa.org/covid19vaccine
Sandy Springs Pediatrics is committed to providing high-quality healthcare for all members of our community and beyond. The recent concern for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has created much cause for concern as it pertains to patient safety and limiting the spread of this illness. Please note we are taking reasonable precautions at the direction of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health to help ensure your health and wellbeing. At this time, patients and the general population should continue to educate themselves on this disease and utilize the preventative strategies outlined by the Department of Public Health. Unless symptomatic, patients are encouraged to attend regularly scheduled appointments to maintain care.
For your protection, and that of other patients, staff and physicians we are changing our procedures for scheduling and check-in.
On Monday, March 23, our schedule will be the following:
Mornings: 7:30a – noon (depending on your MD’s schedule)
Well checks, newborns, weight checks, ADHD consults and follow-ups, non-sick rechecks
Afternoon – 1:30 – 3:45 sick visits
4:30 – 6 depending on your MD’s schedule – Well visits as above
We ask that only the child being seen and one parent/caregiver come to the office
- Call the office upon arrival
- Check-in procedure will be complete over the phone (make sure we have your cell phone number)
- We will call your cell phone when the clinical staff is ready to take you to a room
If you have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran, Europe, or Japan within the last 14 days or have had contact with a known or suspected Coronavirus patient, please call our office for advice or see the links below. If you have fever or respiratory illness, please call the office. The front will connect you with our phone nurse for further triage.
We are taking every precaution to protect our patients, staff and physicians from exposure to the Coronavirus. We are continuing to sanitize rooms and surfaces between patients. If you are sick with respiratory illness and fever, you will need to speak to the phone nurse. Patients will be asked to call the office upon arrival, to wear a mask, and meet a staff member outside the left side door of the building. Patient will be taken through our back door to designated exam room. If you do not have a mask, we will bring you one. Please limit the family members coming to the appointment to one parent/caregiver. Please follow all directions given to you by the phone nurse, front office to protect everyone.