We are still able to vaccinate for COVID-19 ages 6 months through 11 years. Due to supply from the State of Maryland, 12 years and older will need to be vaccinated at their local pharmacy or health department.
Masks and Air Purification
Effective March 1, 2022, we will no longer mandate masking for our patients and staff. We will continue to provide masks for anyone who wishes to wear one in our office.
Breathe Easy! We installed an air purification system for the health and well-being of our patients, families, and staff.
All children with positive exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 should still be scheduled as a vehicle visit.
Telemedicine & Vehicle Visits
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.
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.
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.**
Non-Maryland Residing Patients: Unfortunately, due to current law we are unable to perform Telemedicine services if your child resides outside of Maryland. We will be happy to serve you in our office or with a vehicle visit.