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COVID-19 Resources for Families

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At Children's National, the health and safety of your family are at the heart of every decision we make. During this challenging time, we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on your family.

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Ages 6 Months and Up

  • Children's National Hospital will be administering the approved vaccine to patients at primary care visits, in some specialty outpatient clinics as part of routine visits, and to inpatients who qualify.
  • Families should call their pediatrician, retail pharmacies, local health departments and schools to obtain the vaccine for their child. Families can visit www.vaccines.gov to find a location to receive the vaccine.
  • The vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. If you have questions about the vaccine, a list of COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs are available.

Additional Resources

All Children’s National primary care locations are fully open, seeing both well and sick visits in office. We are also available 24 hours a day for medical advice. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment, get medical advice or learn more about how we are keeping you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) or your individual physician's office today and we will work with you to schedule the right visit for your child.

  • Children's National Pediatricians and Associates (CNPA) patients/families need to contact their practice location directly to schedule an appointment.

Immunizations

Please remember to stay on schedule with your child's immunizations! Call your pediatrician's office today to make sure your child is up to date. You can make an appointment at any of our locations for an annual check-up and for your child to receive their immunizations.

Protecting Your Family

We have information about how we are making our locations safer for you and your family. Read more.

Specific steps our primary care locations are taking to keep you safe:

  • All staff are wearing masks.
  • Some clinical staff also wear eye protection when caring for patients.
  • Families are asked to wear face coverings – we will provide a mask if you do not have one.
  • Staff use additional protective equipment including gowns and gloves when caring for patients/families with symptoms or fever.
  • Staff are screened for fever on arrival to work each day and asked to stay home if they are feeling ill.
  • All of our primary care locations have clear protective barriers at the check-in and check-out areas.
  • Please call before coming in so we can safely plan to care for all patients and families.
  • Anyone who calls to schedule an in-person visit will be asked COVID-19 specific screening questions.
    • Patients/families with symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to COVID-19 are referred to the Telehealth nurse team to figure out the best way to meet their needs (video visit, call with the provider or in-person visit).
    • Depending on your CNPA practice, each practice may have a different telehealth/sick visit process. CNPA patients/families may have the option to schedule a telehealth visit but would need to contact their specific practice directly to learn their process. Most locations are now taking sick visits in the office.
  • All families are screened on arrival for symptoms of COVID-19, known exposure to COVID-19 and/or fever. We have separate areas for symptomatic/exposed families.
  • All rooms are thoroughly wiped down and disinfected after each patient.

Resources in Your Community

Many local schools, organizations and agencies are providing meals and food pantries throughout our area.

  • You can receive a list of meal sites in your area by texting FOOD to 877-877.

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