In-person visits for children resume at Carris Health
WILLMAR — In-person pediatric visits at Carris Health facilities, including well-child exams, sports physicals and immunization appointments resumed Tuesday, according to a Carris Health news release.
“The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in delayed care for many of our patients — for both routine wellness visits and acute and chronic health problems," Carris Health pediatrician KerriAnn Mahon said in the release. "We want our patients and families to know that our clinics are safe and we’re here to provide high-quality care for children who need it. We urge families not to put off important medical visits."
Patients who are due for routine care will be contacted, but patients can also call their clinic directly to schedule an appointment with a provider or send a message via MyChart.
Patients who don't feel comfortable coming into the clinic are able to do video visits.
Carris Health also offers curbside, drive-up vaccine services as an option for children over the age of 3 who are due for immunizations. The child will be given their vaccine(s) in their vehicle without needing to come into the clinic.
"We want our patients and families to know that our clinics are safe and we’re here to provide high-quality care for children who need it. We urge families not to put off important medical visits," Dr. Mahon said.
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