Should I keep my child’s doctors’ appointments during the coronavirus pandemic?
The good news is that young children seem to be relatively spared from serious disease. However, everyone needs to be cautious with a virus that we are still learning about and it’s okay to ask your health care provider questions.
Many hospitals and clinics offer virtual appointments by video-link or telephone (telehealth). These can work really well and help you keep in touch with your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider needs to see your child in person, for example, to give treatment or for tests or assessment, get in touch and discuss your worries. The clinic or hospital is likely to have thought about this carefully and put measures in place to allow for safe care. It also may be that some routine tests can wait until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Either way, your healthcare provider should be happy to address your concerns.