In response to the evolving public health crisis, we are currently doing the following to protect our patients, staff, and pediatricians:
We require face masks in all of our clinics, including the exam rooms, for anyone 2 years and older. You will need to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your entire visit. Learn more about effective masks, and how to help your child keep their mask on, by visiting our Wearing a Mask page.
You can now schedule a virtual visit with your own pediatrician! This allows you to receive the same great continuity of care from the comfort of your home, while limiting the spread of illness. Most appointments can now be scheduled as a virtual visit.
It is essential that infants and children who are due for vaccines continue to receive them according to recommended guidelines. We are doing everything we can to make sure our clinics are a clean and safe space for our most vulnerable patients.
To ensure a safe space for our patients, we are currently not allowing walk-ins to the clinic. Allergy shot patients are welcome to call to schedule an appointment.
Weekend in-office visits are currently limited to the Baker Center location only. Virtual visits will still be offered to patients on the weekend. Please call to make an appointment.
We do not currently offer testing in our offices. We can help coordinate/refer patients to local community testing sites. Who should be tested for COVID-19.
We will continue to make changes to workflows as needed to adapt to the ever-changing public health crisis. Know that each decision we are making is aimed at serving our patients, our community, and protecting our staff and pediatricians. We are so grateful for all of you for your kind words, support, and understanding during this time.
Please continue to check our website for updates.
Your Pediatrics Northwest Team
If you have any further questions about COVID-19, we suggest the following resources:
- WA Department of Health:
Please utilize the call center for general questions about COVID-19. Open hours are 6 am – 10 pm, seven days per week. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press # for next steps.
- What to do if you have suspected COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2QmQQ1z
- What to do if you’re potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3deaNBE
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Coronavirus self-checker: https://bit.ly/3lmUFBb
- Differences between COVID-19 and flu: https://bit.ly/36qG9lZ
- Pierce County Health Dept
- Public Health – Seattle & King County