Update on COVID19 testing
On May 11th, Seattle Children’s Hospital began offering drive through testing of symptomatic patients at various sites in the greater Seattle area.
If your child has possible symptoms of COVID19 and you believe he or she may need testing, please call our office. Our nurses will review your child’s symptoms and help determine if drive through testing is appropriate or if an in-person evaluation is warranted.
If drive through testing is appropriate:
- We will need to order the test for you
- You will need to call and schedule testing
- Once we receive the results from Seattle Children’s Hospital we will contact you.
Update on Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome
You may have recently heard reports in the media about a possible connection between COVID19 and a serious health condition in children now being called Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory syndrome.
This condition is being monitored and closely studied. Currently, it is not clear that it is in fact related to COVID19. It also appears to be very rare.
It may involve the following symptoms:
- Fever that won’t go away
- Abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Rash or changes in skin color
- Trouble breathing
- A child seeming confused or overly sleepy
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please call and we can help you decide if your child should be seen in the emergency department or in our office.
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