Colorado is showing signs of decreasing Coronavirus activity. Our medical facilities have not been overwhelmed like other states and countries. Our quarantine restrictions are starting to be relaxed. Hopefully the trend will continue to a healthy summer season.
We are transitioning our Coronavirus protocols. Cleaning and separating sick and well patients is normal for us, we have been doing that for years.
Because children don’t seem to be asymptomatic carriers, we are seeing more well visits again. Well visits should come in to the waiting room and check in at the desk. The waiting room is for well visits only at this time.
If you are being seen for a visit other than a well visit the protocol changes. At our Children’s Hospital location we are going to see injuries and other visits not related to illness. For those visits families should check in at the desk and then wait in the hallway and a nurse will move you to a room via the side entrance.
For our Avista location we will continue to use the text message on arrival system. When you arrive for your appointment please text 720-522-8033 and someone will call with instructions. For children without respiratory symptoms we will meet you at the side door and move straight to a room. We will continue to see children with fever and/or cough outside in the parking lot wearing protective gear.
Please bear with us as we implement these changes and thank you for your understanding.