IMPORTANT UPDATE on COVID-19 (05/01/2020)
During this COVID19 pandemic, Decatur Pediatric Group wants to ensure that your family is safe when you come to see us. We want you to know that we have taken extra steps to keep you and your child safe including following the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC guidelines to enhance our cleaning practices; promote universal protection including masks and gloves; minimize your time in our public spaces; and protect our staff.
Here are steps we have implemented in our practice to address these areas:
Wearing Personal Protection
1) We have implemented Universal Masking for all staff
2) We are asking all patients/caretakers wear their own masks on arrival
3) When we are examining your child, all staff will wear basic PPE (Gloves, googles and Mask)
Enhanced Office Cleanliness and Reduced Contact
1) We have removed all toys, books and magazines from waiting areas, exam rooms, and common areas
2) We have enhanced all cleaning practices on all high touch surfaces (doorknobs, exam tables) and clean multiple times per day
3) We are using disposable pencils to sign in. Feel free to bring your own
4) We are offering on-line check in through our patient portal and handling payments virtually (when
5) We have created a physical distancing barrier between front desk and patients.
1) We are actively screening patients prior to visit for any symptoms or exposures to avoid unnecessary visits
2) We are redirecting those with mild symptoms to phone consultation or Telehealth (if available)
3) We are screening patients who arrive immediately and direct those with symptoms to a designated sick
4) We are offering all patients to check in at the desk or by phone upon arrival and return to their vehicle
5) We have changed the patient flow through the practice to minimize contact with others by:
a) Actively limiting number of persons in waiting area and check in, and are maintaining social distancing
b) Scheduling well, sick and the most vulnerable patients at specific times of day to keep them separated.
c) Designating separate sick and well exam rooms
d) Allowing Patients to checked out in the room and leave via separate exit
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please remember that our office hours have changed temporarily. We are open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Well exams are scheduled from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and sick appointments from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. We are very proud to be one of the first pediatric practices to offer Virtual visits and they are now available from 8am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please see our website and video for more details.
Decatur Pediatric Group, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency departments, Urgent Care Centers, and ambulatory clinics are NOT collection sites for COVID-19 testing.
We are adhering to a mitigation strategy to keep our community healthy and request that children and families who do not need medical care remain at home and have a virtual visit instead.
Currently diagnostic testing is only occurring in children who are severely ill with respiratory symptoms and whose care would benefit from results, or for whom our public health partners deem testing is necessary due to symptoms and exposure history.
For further guidance, please contact the Georgia Department of Public Health at (404) 657-2700, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, or go to the CDC website for more information.
Decatur Pediatric Group has specialized in comprehensive medical care for infants, children, and adolescents for more than 20 years and we would love to get to know you and your family better. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child’s physical and emotional well-being from birth up to college years.
Our board-certified pediatricians believe that accessibility, understanding, and comfort are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice. To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an outstanding level of support and expertise. So whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you’ll receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope you will find our site easy to navigate and informative. This website gives you easy access to our practice, including directions to our locations, hours of operations, payment policies, information about our physicians and our services, and even a link to request an appointment. It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
If you have any questions or want to schedule your child’s first visit to our office, feel free to contact us today. We want to thank you for choosing Decatur Pediatric Group for your child’s medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you’ll feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed your expectations. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
As part of that commitment, the AAP publishes expert advice for parents, caregivers, and patients on Pediatric Patient Education. Information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and many titles also are available in Spanish.