All VAPG providers have received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine
A MESSAGE FOR OUR VPG FAMILIES ON COVID-19:
The health and well-being of our patients, families, and staff continue to be our top priority. We are making every effort to implement protocols to maximize safety within our office while providing the best care to our patients.
VPG has implemented the following changes to limit the spread of COVID-19:
As of November 18th, 2020 VPG has implemented the following changes:
Telemed Well Visits: Available for all ages and most insurances. Please call to set appointment.
COVID-19 Testing: now available as curbside send-out testing after Telemed visit.
Well Visits: We encourage in office well visits and vaccinations for all ages. In addition to in office well visits, we are continuing to schedule telemedicine sick and well visits. We will now be able to schedule patients with Anthem Healthkeepers Plus and United Healthcare Community Plan.
Curbside Check-In: you will be texted while waiting in your car with your room number.
Well Child Checks
At this time, we feel it is important to stay on track with your child’s well visits and vaccinations. In order to limit risk of infection, we will be scheduling well visits during a time period when sick visits are not being seen in the office, in addition to measures listed above.
To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 to our patients, staff, and their families, we are REQUESTING the following:
The Health Department recommends that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:
Here are helpful COVID-19 resources:
Virginia Department of Health
AAP Healthy Children
Child Mind Institute
National Child Trauma Stress Network
FFX County DH
Loudoun County DH
Virginia Pediatric Group
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