We have two separate reception rooms for sick and well children to minimize the chance of “catching something” at the doctor’s office.
You should take your child to the SICK reception room if he or she has any of the following:
- Cough or Runny nose
- Sore Throat
- Ear Ache
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
- Rash (Other than Diaper Rash)
If any of the above symptoms are present, even if your child is coming in for a well physical or an ear recheck, please use the SICK reception room. The WELL reception room is for children who have no contagious symptoms. Your child will most likely be well for most of the check-up visits. There are also some office visits for illnesses that are not contagious – headaches, longstanding abdominal pain, injuries, and ear rechecks (if your child is well). Since these illnesses are not contagious, your child should go to the WELL reception room.
If you have any questions about which reception room is the best place for you, please ask us. Please do not allow your children to eat or drink in our reception rooms. We try our best to keep them neat and clean for all of our patients. Children under the age of 12 should never be left alone in our reception rooms. For their own safety, they must accompany you to the exam rooms.