Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta wants you to know that the health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff are a top priority. If you need to visit one of our facilities, the following safety measures are in place to help keep you and your child safe:
- Visitor restrictions are in place. Only one parent or guardian may accompany a child into the facility. If you have other children, make arrangements for them to stay at home.
- Before entering a Children’s facility, all staff and visitors will be screened for illness by taking temperatures, and answering symptom, prior testing and exposure-related questions. Plan ahead and allow for a few extra minutes before getting to your destination.
- All staff and visitors are required to wear a mask during their entire visit. We encourage you to wear your mask from home to our facility in an effort to appropriately conserve our supply for those in need. Masks will be available at screening if you do not have one.
- Our facilities have been marked for social distancing. This includes floor markers indicating the appropriate spacing while in lines and where to sit while in waiting rooms. We will try to get you to your room as quickly as possible to limit your time in public waiting rooms. We are also limiting the number of people who are allowed inside common areas of Children’s facilities, as well as our therapy gyms.
- Use MYchart for eCheck-in. This will limit your face-to-face interactions with our registration desk staff. If you don’t have a MYchart account, sign up here.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public spaces, focusing on high-touch surfaces. Hand foam or gel is available and we encourage you to sanitize regularly.
- Many pediatric specialties are now offering virtual visits as an alternative to coming into the office. Visit choa.org/virtualvisit or call 404-785-KIDS (5437) to learn more.