Coronavirus (COVID-19) News & Information at DVPA

Important Information Regarding Changes to Scheduling

Dear DVPA families,


We are doing everything we can to ensure that every patient, family member and staff remain safe and healthy in our office. In addition to suspending walk-in visits we have added extra cleaning and sanitizing procedures. 


Furthermore, starting on Friday, March 20th we will see WELL VISITS ONLY during the first half of the day. This will prevent your child from any unnecessary exposure to someone who is sick. We will see all of our SICK visits in the afternoons. 


All children with respiratory symptoms will be screened first, bypass the waiting room and go straight to their examining room in a separate part of the office. We are offering Telemedicine appointments for sick children too. 


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please call us first. Thank you for entrusting us with your child's care. 


Sincerely,
The providers and staff of DVPA

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DVPA Statement on Coronavirus

As healthcare providers, parents, and members of our community, we know that these are scary times. The news about Coronavirus can be overwhelming at times, and it's hard to keep up with the constant stream of information. Schools are closed, businesses are closed or closing, and everyone is being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing. 


We want you to know that we are still open. We are still here for your kids. We are still seeing patients for physicals and follow-ups. We continue to treat sick patients and are now offering the alternative of a telemedicine appointment with any of our providers for those who would rather not come into the office. We are deep cleaning and sanitizing our office daily, and are following protocols put forth by the CDC with regard to potential coronavirus patients. 


As parents, you have a lot of questions. We are updating our website and Facebook page multiple times a day with answers to FAQ and articles we hope will help parents and families get through these unprecedented times. And we are here to listen and offer the best advice we can. You can still call us 24/7/365. 


We're all in this together.

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DVPA now offering Telemedicine appointments

To aid in social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus, and to protect both our patients and our staff, we are now offering telemedicine. You will still need to call for an appointment, but these telemedicine appointments are available with any of our providers. Call (609) 896-4141 to schedule a telemedicine appointment for your child. More information can be found here

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Classes and Walk-in Hours Canceled Until Further Notice

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made several changes to our schedule and upcoming events. 


Walk-in hours are canceled until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience we know this may cause many of you, but it's vitally important that we triage all patients before we bring them into the office. We do this for the protection and well-being of all of our patients and their families, as well as our staff. 


All scheduled classes (Newborn Care, Infant CPR, Carseat Safety, Breastfeeding) are canceled indefinitely. If you signed up for one of these classes, you will get a cancelation email from us. Your spot will be reserved for when we reschedule those events. 


We want to remind you that regardless of any other cancelations or closures, we are always available to you by phone 24/7/365. Remember: wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay safe & healthy!

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#FlattentheCurve

What does it mean to flatten the curve?

News and updates are coming out fast and we want you to know we are on top of every new guideline and protocol that is being issued. In the coming days and weeks, we will see a lot of scary and alarming stories, but it is still important to remain calm. While it’s still extremely important to wash your hands and have your kids wash their hands, social distancing is a critical part of slowing down the spread of #covid19. If you’re familiar with the phrase “flatten the curve,” then you know what we are talking about. Events are being canceled and schools are closing, all in the name of this approach. If you haven’t heard it before, or just aren’t clear on exactly what it means, this is a helpful explanation

#coronavirus #flattenthecurve #socialdistancing

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Social Distancing

What is Social Distancing?

"To slow the spread of COVID-19 through U.S. communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged Americans to practice "social distancing" measures. But what is social distancing, and how is it practiced?


For more information on the latest guidance, the Hub compiled information from the CDC and from Johns Hopkins experts Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Tom Inglesby, the center's director." - What is Social Distancing and How Can it Stop the Spread of COVID-19; Johns Hopkins University


Click this link to read more about what they had to say.

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Links to Information and Articles of Interest

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Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be.


Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

A quick rundown of common questions parents have about COVID-19


Coronavirus: What Parents Need to Know (NPR Parenting)

Coronavirus in Babies and Children

With all the sobering news about the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, worried moms and dads can feel better about one detail: At present, the disease seems to be much milder in babies and children. 


Coronavirus in Babies and Children (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

More Information about Coronavirus

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Stay up to date with our latest Coronavirus news and relevant articles at our Facebook page

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Call us! We now offer telemedicine appointments.

Get more Coronavirus information from DVPA on Facebook!

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We are always here to talk to you and answer your questions, about Coronavirus or any other medical concern you may have about your children. You can reach us 24/7/365 at 

(609) 896-4141

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FAQ

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FAQ

The Centers for Disease Control offers an ever-growing list of answers to commonly asked questions about the Coronavirus. Click here for the most up-to-the-date information.