UPDATED 1/2021: Breathe Easy! This fall we installed an air purification system for the health and well-being of our patients, families, and staff.
To encourage our patients to keep their Well Child Visits, we are continuing to have no In-Office Sick Visits early morning Tuesdays/Thursdays. All children with positive exposure to COVID-19, potential exposure, or have multiple symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) will be scheduled as a vehicle visit.
We currently offer Telemedicine and Vehicle/Curb-Side visits, please call us to speak to Clinical as to which type of visit is most appropriate to address your child’s symptoms.
***WE HAVE COVID-19 RAPID TESTING***
Your child can get an antigen test done via nose swab that will give results in 15 minutes. For the most accurate results, your child should be tested within 5 days of symptoms. For more information on this test, please see this document from the FDA: FACT SHEET FOR PATIENTS To protect our patients and staff, if you believe your child needs a COVID-19 test, please schedule a vehicle visit.
**MASK MANDATE BY GOV HOGAN**
We are complying with Maryland Law and mandating all parents and patients (2 years and older) must wear a mask when in our office. We are unable to hand out surgical masks for appointments so please bring a mask, homemade or otherwise, to your in-office appointment. We do have limited handmade masks donated for patient use, while supplies last.
For a Telemedicine Visit with Gateway Pediatrics
We use a HIPAA compliant service called Doxy.me. Once you have an appointment, we will text you 5-10 minutes before your appointment time with a link to the Telemedicine Visit (or you can go to https://doxy.me/gatewaypeds). There is no app for you to download. Click on the link, agree to the terms and conditions, and then you’ll be placed in a waiting room until the provider is ready to “see” you.
Please make sure you allow the program to access your camera and microphone.
**PLEASE BE ADVISED: All Telemedicine Visits and Vehicle/Curb-Side Visits are billable to you / your insurance just like an in-office visit. Copays will be automatically collected from your Credit Card on File.**