The novel coronavirus has changed our lives dramatically in the past two months and is not going away any time soon.  At Spring Valley Pediatrics we continue to update our practice policies based on CDC recommendations and provide patients with a variety of appointment options including in person, telemedicine and drive up.  DC and the surrounding area is still seeing an increase in COVID-19 positive patients but thankfully testing is more readily available with faster results than even a few weeks ago.
Starting Monday, May 11th, we will be offering our patients and their household members the option to do drive-up coronavirus testing.  Appointments can be made Monday through Friday afternoon for one of our physicians to come to your car, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, to perform a coronavirus test.  These appointments are for testing only and will not include vital signs or an exam.  If your child is having more severe symptoms, an appointment in our isolation room with one of our physicians is the appropriate way to be tested. That way your child’s vital signs can be checked and a physical exam can be performed.
Patients appropriate for drive up testing include those with mild symptoms; a history of asthma, diabetes, or other chronic illness; those with household members who have chronic illnesses, are pregnant, or are over the age of 60; or those who require testing for work or surgery.  Expect a phone call from our office with results.
Please call our office to schedule your drive-up coronavirus testing and be sure to continue to check our website and social media for office updates.