COVID 19 UPDATE- Testing is now available at Century Center and Johns Creek Offices
We are happy to announce that the Century Center and Johns Creek offices are able to test for COVID 19 (Decatur office will have testing soon!) This can be done on established patients only. Please call the office to schedule either a televisit evaluation or office visit depending on symptoms.
There are two types of tests: viral and antibody tests. Viral tests can be an antigen test or a PCR test and looks for a current infection (at the time of testing). An antibody test is a blood test that can detect how the body responds to an infection. Click here for information from the CDC about the different tests. Speak to your healthcare provider to determine what test is needed.
If you test positive or negative for COVID 19 on a viral or antibody test, you still need to protect yourself and others. Click here for more information.
PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TOOL- CHOA'S tool to see what to do if your child is sick or asymptomatic and exposed/ not exposed to COVID 19.
Additional DPH information focusing on COVID-19 and contact tracing is as follows:
We wanted to thank all of our patients and families for helping us work through our “new normal” in our offices. As per CDC recommendations, we are asking all visitors over 2 years of age to wear a mask to protect your family as well as ours. Please bring ONE FROM HOME as our supplies have dwindled during this pandemic.
We at Children's Medical Group closely monitor updates from CDC, WHO and the Georgia Department of Health and we continue to make steps to ensure the health and safety of all of our patients.
You may see changes in routines at our offices, such as using different entrances for sick and well patients, waiting in your car until we are ready to see your child, or making payments online and appointments by phone rather than at the front desk.
As you know this is an ever changing situation as more details are being given to us day to day.
Please check the following websites for up to date information on this virus and how it is affecting our community:
www.choa.org/covid19 (COVID-19 Pediatric assessment tool now available on website)
CHOA COVID-19 hotline number (404) 785-7955 7am-7pm, 7 days a week