COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

(Updated 4/5/20)

Blue Fish Pediatrics is following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak closely. We plan to continue to provide essential medical care while trying to keep our office as safe as possible for our patients and staff. Therefore, we are making the following changes to our usual schedules:

We will continue to have well baby visits for children up to and including 18 months. These appointments will be in the mornings only. We will be postponing all other well visits.

After we see our well visits in the morning, we will be seeing patients with acute illnesses. All appointments must be made by phone at 314-966-8500. Walk-in appointments will NOT be allowed. We are conducting some visits via telemedicine.

Please help us reduce the number of people coming through our office by limiting visits to one caregiver and one child only. We are continuing to disinfect each exam room after each patient, as we always have. We are also increasing the frequency we disinfect the rest of the surfaces in our office.

Listed below are resources we have compiled about COVID-19. We also have links to games and activities for families to keep busy while they are staying at home.

Please understand that the safety of your family and the community is our highest priority and it is vital that we prioritize essential visits only at this time. We will continue to post updates as the situation evolves. Please stay home and wash those hands!

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 a phone line for COVID-19 information: 314-747-8899

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 and have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient or have a household member who is a health care worker or is in a high-risk group. Testing resources are still limited and testing is not being conducted in our office.

Testing locations:
1. BJC Healthcare: drive-through testing facility at 4318 Clayton Avenue for patients 6 months and older. To have a test performed, call 314-454-6000 and asks specifically for the “COVID-19 mobile testing unit” to schedule an appointment.

2. Mercy: 314-251-0500 Call to schedule an appointment at their drive-through testing site.

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