COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

(Updated 5/16/21)

For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are continuing the following measures:

  • We are screening all patients and caregivers prior to their arrival at Blue Fish for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors.
  • All clinical staff interacting with patients and families will continue to wear masks.
  • Since we are a health care facility and the majority of our patients are not vaccinated, we ask everyone over the age of 2 to continue to wear a mask in our office.
  • We are continuing to have all patients check-in from their car.
  • We are continuing to disinfect each exam room after each patient, as we always have.
  • All appointments must be made by phone at 314-966-8500. Walk-in appointments will NOT be allowed.

Listed below are resources we have compiled about COVID-19.

Information on COVID-19

For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website or the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Information website.

St. Louis Children's Hospital has compiled a comprehesive resource list for families on COVID-19: St. Louis Children's Hospital Resource List

If you have questions about a potential exposure to COVID-19, please call our office or your state health department.

Missouri Dept. of Health: 877-435-8411
Illinois Dept. of Health: 800-889-3931

Testing for COVID-19

Testing may be indicated for those who have respiratory symptoms, fever, or cough or who have been exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Children 12 and over may now get the COVID vaccine! This is exciting news and we wholeheartedly support vaccination for our patients and their families. Children ages 12-17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults 18 and over may receive the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Trials are underway for children under age 12 and we expect further updates regarding vaccination of this age group in the fall.

More information on COVID vaccination for children:

American Academy of Pediatrics-FAQs on the COVID vaccine

CDC-Information on the COVID vaccine for children and teens

We do not currently have the vaccine in our office, but appointments for vaccination can be made at the following locations:

WashU/BJC

CVS

Walgreens

If you are sick or caring for someone who is

Please see the CDC's Home Management Instructions.

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19:

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS.org)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Childmind.org)

7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Information for Kids about COVID-19:

BrainPOP.com cartoon

Coronavirus comic

Things to Do At Home

Educational websites

GoNoodle (A site for movement and mindfulness activities)

Thebestideasforkids.com

Webcams: Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Diego Zoo