UPDATE 3/23/20: we continue to see essential well visits from 8am-2pm and acute sick visits from 2-4pm on weekdays. Both offices now close at 4pm on weekdays. The on-call physician remains available after 4pm for emergencies until the following morning. We also offer same-day sick appointments on weekends in our Portsmouth office from 9am-12pm by appointment only.
UPDATE 3/16/20: effective tomorrow, March 17th, we are making the following changes to our office policies to keep our patient families and staff healthy and safe.
- Both offices will see well child visits in the morning and acute sick visits in the afternoon. You must call for an appointment. Portsmouth morning walk-in hours are suspended until further notice.
- We respectfully request that each patient be accompanied by only ONE symptom-free caregiver if possible. Please avoid bringing multiple family members, including siblings, to your child’s appointment.
In our efforts to keep the community well, we are actively screening all patients and those accompanying them for symptoms of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon appointment arrival. If you have traveled outside the country in the past 14 days AND have fever or respiratory symptoms, please call your doctor’s office in advance of your appointment so we may best facilitate your care.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following daily preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
CDC – Handwashing guide
CDC – Share Facts About COVID-19
CDC – View Videos on the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC – What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NH Division of Public Health Services – Coronavirus Disease 2019 Self-Quarantine Guide
NH Division of Public Health Services – Coronavirus Disease 2019 Self-Observation Guide