2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are proud to say that we continue to see well and sick children in our office, including those who require evaluation or testing for COVID-19. Masking for well visits at Hilliard Pediatrics is now optional for patients, parents, and staff. We will continue to ask anyone over the age of 2 with respiratory/ill symptoms (or families of children with ill symptoms) to wear a mask while in the office, including during morning sick hours. We look forward to seeing your faces again! 

Walk-In Hours: We have resumed our walk-in hours, but the process has changed. Our phones will remain off until 9am as per our usual schedule. When you arrive at our office, you will click on the following link: Walk-In Registration. From that link you will enter the phone number you want us to call and how many children you would like seen for walk-ins. You will then wait in your car until a member of our staff calls you to check you in over the phone.  We will make every effort possible to ensure that we are going in the order in which people arrive and to help with this we ask that you not register until you have arrived in our parking lot. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that you wait in your car until we are able to bring you into the office.  As a reminder, our walk-ins are first come first served so we recommend arriving close to 8am.

COVID-19 Testing: We have COVID-19 testing capabilities in our office for current Hilliard Pediatrics patients. You are also welcome to do home testing which is readily available and fairly reliable. 

Since the public health emergency has ended, insurance is no longer required to cover the cost of COVID testing and some are starting to put limits on how many tests they will cover per year. If you do not have insurance, our cash price for the test is $90.00.

If you are positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends that you should stay home from others and isolate for at least 5 days.  Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms started.  After your 5 days of isolation, as long as your symptoms are improving and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours, you can end isolation and should wear a mask for 5 days while around others.

COVID Vaccines: We are currently receiving Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and scheduling appointments for patients only. To receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you must be at least 6 months of age.  Please click here to get more information about the vaccine.

Well Visits: The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging families to maintain routine well care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person, routine well child visits are still recommended for all children at this time. 

General Office Information: We are confident that we are still able to provide excellent medical care to our patients and are asking you to help us ensure the safest environment possible. When you come into the office, we are asking our families to do the following:

  • We ask that anyone over the age of 2 with respiratory/ill symptoms (or families of childrne with ill symptoms) continue to wear a mask while in the office.  During our walk-in hours from 8a-9a we are asking that everyone age 2 and up wear a mask. 
  • If the child or anyone accompanying them to the office develop a fever (100.4 or higher) within 72 hours of their appointment, please call the office to discuss whether your appointment should be rescheduled or transitioned to our new sick protocol for fevers.
  • If you or your child have been directly exposed to a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis within 10 days of your appointment, please call the office to discuss whether your appointment should be rescheduled or transitioned to our new sick protocol. If you have already discussed this with the nurse when scheduling your appointment, we have already made the necessary adjustments and you do not need to call again.

Hilliard Pediatrics has been a part of the community for 30 years. A pillar of this success has been the long-term relationships with our patients and their families. The entire staff welcomes your questions and want to assist you as we all work through this uncertain and unprecedented time.

Resources: Below are a few resources that we thought might be useful.