Pediatric Partners does not have the ability to test.
The process for testing a patient is completed at AU as outlined below:
- A Patient will need to go through the free AU Health virtual screen using the online link:
- The patient will communicate via the virtual screening process and will be screened by a medical provider.
- The medical provider will evaluate the patient and follow the Algorithm that will determine risk and/or need for testing.
PPA is working hard to stay abreast of all the new information and recommendations regarding the best ways to take care of all our patients and staff. We will update you as more information becomes available. The one certainty is that there will be changes – in how we all live, how PPA sees patients, how we communicate.
One new piece of information that we found very encouraging has been released from Seattle Children’s Hospital. Their data seems to indicate that children have a much lower incidence of infection with COVID-19. They tested 660 symptomatic children with fever and cough and found only 4 were positive for coronavirus. One was hospitalized and the other 3 were treated at home. This data clearly disproves the concern that children are asymptomatic carriers. Additionally, a study from China published in Pediatrics detailed the symptoms and illness course of 2,143 pediatric patients. They found that >90% of the children had mild/moderate illness and recovered without any problem. Excellent news for pediatricians and the families they care for!
Please continue to contact us with your questions and concerns.