All of our doctors strongly recommend that all adults and children down to age 6 months be vaccinated and boosted against COVID. The best and fastest way to get a COVID vaccine for your child is from a community site. County Health Departments (Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett) or Viral Solutions, Covid Care GA, Test4Free, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, and Walgreens are all good options. We also have limited supplies of Pfizer COVID vaccine for children from 6 months through 11 years at our offices, by appointment only.
We have PCR-based COVID testing available with rapid results for our patients seen by appointment at our offices. If you or your child has suggestive symptoms, PLEASE STAY IN ISOLATION until you can verify that COVID testing is negative. We CANNOT test asymptomatic patients.We CANNOT test parents or other family members who are not our patients. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a testing facility at their Satellite Blvd urgent care site (testing now done by CovidCareGA). For other testing options,click here, here, or here. For some indications, a home test may be appropriate.
The best way to contact us is via your child’s portal. Phone calls after 3:00 may be returned the next business day.
Masks are required AT ALL TIMES while inside either of our offices for children school-age and above and all adults.
It's VERY busy, folks -- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is seeing unprecedented volumes of sick children, and our office is busier than ever. COVID cases are high and heading up, and we've also got a ton of just about everything else right now: RSV, rhinovirus, enterovirus, you name it.WHAT HAPPENED: Typically the summer is a slow period for pediatric illness, with few fevers and sick kids. But this year, through the entire summer we were seeing tons of sick kids. And then school started, and now it's about as ugly as we've ever seen this time of year.WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please, please keep your kids home from school or group care if they're ill. Sending your sick kiddo to school means far more kids will end up sick. And teachers. And parents. And nurses and doctors and everyone else.WHAT ABOUT COVID? There is a lot of COVID going around. If you or your child has any suggestive symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea/vomiting, headache, body aches), do a HOME COVID test. If it's positive, isolate for at least 5 days -- and wear a mask for 5 days afterwards. You do NOT need to come into our office if you think your child has COVID, or if your child has had a positive test. Mild to moderate COVID symptoms are treated with supportive care only. For more info about COVID, exposures, quarantine, and everything else, see our website. We will try to respond to individual portal questions as best we can, but we're getting overwhelmed. Please look at the material on our website (link is below this message) before you call or message us. PLEASE GET YOUR CHILD COVID VACCINATED! You and your children can be well protected from serious disease, hospitalization, and death if you get the vaccines and boosters. 100% of our doctors 100% endorse these vaccines for everyone able to get them. When you come to our office, you and your child (school aged and up) must wear a mask ALL of the time you are here. Do NOT remove your mask in the exam rooms. We need to keep our patients, staff, and doctors safe. Many healthcare workers are getting sick, too. We need YOUR HELP to keep working.PLEASE be patient with service and healthcare workers. We've been slammed for what seems like forever. Everyone is short staffed. Everyone is doing the best they can. We appreciate your patience and grace. ... See MoreSee Less