We’re all hearing a lot about COVID-19 nowadays and we wanted to update our patients and parents about what we are doing at Stepping Stone Pediatrics to help navigate this difficult situation.

We recognize that just because COVID-19 is in the news 24/7, that doesn’t mean every other illness is “on hiatus.”  We are committed to being there for you for whatever may ail your child, not just Coronaviruses. Therefore, here are some of the measures we will be implementing during the current crisis:

  1. We will now be open 6 days a week – Monday through Saturday.  Saturday will be a regular work day for us, just like any other day.

  2. All SSP staff members will be wearing an N-95 mask to prevent them from contracting the COVID-19 infection and eliminating, to the extent possible, the transmission of the infection to any patients.

  3. We will continue to see our patients for their Well Child Checks.  We are blessed to have our sick and well waiting areas separated by roughly 50’ and even our two central bathrooms are separated by over 8 feet, which is well beyond the limits of “close contact.”

  4. Even so, as a further precaution, we ask that you give us a call when you arrive at our office for an appointment and we will check you in over the telephone.  Your car will serve as your personal waiting area until we are ready to see your child.

  5. Please limit your entourage to the patient him/herself and ONE caregiver, if possible.

  6. One of the providers will then either come out to your car to see your child OR will have the front office call you to bring your child into the office to be seen in an exam room.

For the protection of all our patients and staff, we have created a separate exam area for those who have come in contact with an individual who has tested positive or is being tested for a suspected COVID-19 infection. Please let us know if your child (or you) fit into this category and we will guide you through your visit once you arrive and check in by phone.

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to meet the challenges of the current crisis.  Working together, we’ll get through this.