Coronavirus – COVID19
During the COVID pandemic, we at Aquidneck Pediatrics value a safe office experience for all of our patients. As such, we are keeping all sick patients out of the well visit area. We are doing our best to see certain sick children we can safely in a separate wing. Until we can obtain proper safety equipment for our staff, we are unable to see possible COVID patients in the office. If there is a possibility of having COVID then we will have you checking in with one of our most valuable providers from your house via telemedicine instead of an in-office visit.
If your child has the following symptoms of COVID19, we CANNOT currently see your child in our office:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
This list of symptoms originates from the CDC as potential symptoms of COVID19. As per the CDC, symptoms may present 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. To ensure the safety of our patients, if your child has the above symptoms OR has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID19 OR has recently traveled domestically OR internationally OR has been in close contact with someone traveling from these areas, please DO NOT come into the office. Please call with concerns and we will direct you as to where to seek care.
If your child requires asymptomatic (well without symptoms) COVID19 testing, please go to the following website to arrange. If you can not arrange a test on this website, please call 401.654.6990 for further information on scheduling a test.
Please also be aware that our physicians cannot clear your child to return to school, camp, daycare, etc if they have recently had any of the above symptoms. Your child will need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and be ten days from the start of symptoms OR have a negative COVID19 test to return to activity.
As per the RIDOH release 09/09/2020: “A Rhode Island Executive Order (EO) and subsequent EO extensions require that face coverings be worn when someone is closer than six feet of others in both indoor and outdoor public spaces. Healthcare providers do not have authority to overrule and EO and the EO does not include a provider exemption, so providers may not exempt anyone from wearing a mask.”
We understand these are frustrating times. The clinic is doing everything we can to safely, effectively, and efficiently provide high quality care to children. The physicians request that parents and family members remain calm and respectful when interacting with any Aquidneck Pediatrics employee.
****CANCELLATION OF NON-URGENT APPOINTMENTS****
WE ARE CANCELLING ALL NON-URGENT MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS AS WELL AS WELL CHILD CHECKS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6-10, 13-15, AND 17+ YEARS. If you have a child who is between these ages we will be happy to reschedule them to next year. You may receive a text message or letter in the mail regarding this notification. If you have a medical concern that needs to be addressed with the doctor, please call the office to set up an appointment to discuss your concern.
Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times as we work to provide the safest environment for your family.
Walk in hours in the morning and on weekends will remain suspended until further notice.
Please see our office hours link to see temporary changes to our regular office hours.
****INTEGRATION OF TELEMEDICINE ****.
Even with all the social distancing, we are dedicated to being there for you. We are now caring for our patients via phone or internet secure telemedicine. Please call any time if you have any concerns and we are here for you in these crazy times! We will send you a safe secure internet link to allow you to video chat with your doctor, right from your home. We are so excited to provide this service to our patients! Thanks for your participation.
***AVOIDANCE AND TESTING***
Please continue social distancing, washing hands frequently, and covering coughs. If you or your child are symptomatic, practice self-quarantine. The RIDOH recommends that mild to moderate symptoms be managed at home.
As per the most recent executive order, anyone travelling from anywhere outside of the 50 states (including District of Columbia) must quarantine for 14 days upon re-entry to Rhode Island.
***SUPPORT LINKS FOR ADULTS AND CHILD WHILE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING***
Calm (kids and adults)
Headspace (kids and adults)
Mindshift (teens and adults only?)–CBT Skills
Insight Timer (kids and adults)
Smiling Mind (free for kids and adults)
Triangle breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Q8D6n-3qw
4-7-8 breathing (cool graphics for kids and teens): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxbdx-SeOOo
Take 5 Breathing:
Calm app free resources during COVID-19 crisis
YouTube and google have tons of resources for mindfulness, yoga, and meditation
SEL Toolbox for COVID-19
Movement and Mindfulness
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
Dan Gutman daily read aloud on Facebook
Cincinatti Zoo virtual visit: http://cincinnatizoo.org/…/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-…/
Most museums are offering virtual tours
Connection With Others
https://caribu.com/ (great for kids and their elderly/older grandparents)
Parents Support Network of RI https://www.psnri.org/
Virtual Parenting workshops: https://www.psnri.org/copy-of-virtual-trainings-and-meeti
Effective January 1, 2021, there will be a charge applied copies of school physical forms or completion of health forms.
One copy of the well child physical exam form will be provided after your child’s yearly exam. We ask that you keep the original and photocopy it for anyone requesting a health form.
If you require the office to provide an additional copy of the annual physical form or need an additional health form completed, there will be an administrative fee of $5 to be paid in full at the time of pick-up.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Budacki to our physician team! Dr. Budacki joined our practice in August, and we are so happy to have her! Please see out “Meet The Team” page for more information!!
We love our doctor and his staff. They are great and entertain our child. They answer all the concerns we have.
Everyone in the office is incredibly friendly and helpful. I know that I can ask any question, and as a new parent I have many! The office is always clean and very inviting.
Our doctor is the best! We moved from Portsmouth to Lincoln for over a year and we continued to come to him. We looked for a pediatrician in Providence, but no one came close. I even inquired with a friend who works for our insurance company and she said I would never find someone as good as our doctor. It’s true, I tried but these doctors are the best in the state.
Everyone is so happy and helpful at Aquidneck Pediatrics. We are first time parents, and are so thankful we chose this practice for our son. The whole staff is wonderful.
At Aquidneck pediatrics, the doctors and staff are always quick to help and make my children feel better. They are very attentive and authentic with their care.
Aquidneck Pediatrics are great with my son. He is not afraid of the office and loves seeing everyone.
We have been patients of my doctor since my firstborn was one year old. Six children later, we are still here and would not go anywhere else. Our doctor is fabulous with children and she is respectful of parents. Her team is a bright spot in the midst of any sick visit!
It truly feels like a small town atmosphere. I love how genuinely caring each and every staff member is.
Sarah, mom of six children ages 1yr-16yrs
My children have been seeing our doctor for over 16 years. We absolutely love her. In her office I never have to wait more than 10 -15 minutes to be seen, which is very important to me with my busy life, and yet I feel that I have 100% of her attention and never feel rushed. She is very supportive, very on top of everything and makes appropriate referrals when needed. Her head nurse is fantastic too.
Diana, Teresa, and Lizzy
The office is great. Very accommodating for sick visits. Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Always great visits.
Katie and Sean
We love everyone here. They are always so kind and caring! Thank you!
Over the course of the last year we have called our Doctor on the weekend to address sudden fevers, rashes and ear infections. We continue to be impressed at how quickly our phone calls are returned and our issues addressed. We couldn’t be happier!
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