COVID-19 Information


 

Antibody Testing for COVID-19:  Infectious Disease consultants at Children's National Medical Center advised us that the current tests are not 100% reliable.  If you would like testing, please call the office to schedule a telemedicine visit. (Rev 6/23/2020)

Testing for Active COVID-19 Infection: Please call the office. (Rev 6/23/20)

COVID-19 is causing anxiety amongst all of us, from the youngest, who respond to our stress, to the elderly, who are most affected, to those of us in the middle, who feel responsible for the whole family.

Your doctors at Olney Pediatrics are here for you, not only for medical care, but also as a source of reliable and sane information. 

Resources for you and your children:

How to get tested for COVID-19?

Getting a Nasal Swab test? How to make it less scary?

Family Tree 24hr Parenting Hotline

Helping My Child Cope

Healthy Children

NYTimes Kids' Guide

Children's National FAQs

Helping Kids Embrace Mask Wearing

Recommended Books for Kids:

My Hero is You

We're Going to Be OK

COVID-19 Helpers

 

During this time we recommend:

·       Practice good hand washing                           ·       Avoid touching your face

·       Follow all CDC and local guidelines               ·    If you are sick, STAY HOME

·       Avoid public gatherings

·       Limit non-essential public activities as much as possible

·       Keep children home from daycare    

·       Avoid play dates, gyms, pools, indoor play spaces, etc.

 

With respect to upcoming visits to Olney Pediatrics:

·       Keep your well child exams - Children still need to get physicals and the vaccines that protect them from severe illness.  Our office has implemented procedures to keep you safe. We are following CDC recommendations and updating our procedures daily as new information is available.  We are cleaning intensely and often. Please wear a mask to your visit.

·       Utilize Telemedicine - this is a great tool for many types of visit types. If interested, please contact our office for more information and to schedule a Telemed appointment.

Look for anxiety symptoms in your children - such as moodiness, trouble sleeping and separation anxiety. Talk to your children about their fears.  

If your child is sick or you have questions and concerns, please call us.  

We are screening patients carefully and doing what is necessary to keep our families safe.  

We are a community, we need to take care of each other.  Together we will get through this.

Dr. Melissa Schwartz, Dr Victoria Lee, Dr. Richard Tran, Dr. Shira Schwartz, and Dr. Janice Son
Olney Pediatrics

 

Contact Us

Please use the phone or fax number below to contact the office:

Phone (301) 774-4100
Fax (301)774-7648

Office Hours
Monday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday Sick Hours: 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday mornings: By Arangement
 
  If you or your child needs to be seen outside our scheduled office
  hours, we recommend using the urgent care center, PM Pediatrics.
  Please remember to always call the answering service
  first to speak to the doctor on-call.