COVID-19 Updates

Effective March 19, 2020: Walk In Clinic and all walk-in visits are closed until further notice.  Please call the office at 417-882-1600 to schedule all appointments.

Effective March 23rd: In an effort to limit exposure of the coronavirus to our patients we are adjusting our scheduling. Beginning the week of March 23rd we will be scheduling our healthy children for well exams in the mornings, and our sick children in the afternoons.  We are rescheduling one week at a time as we closely monitor the situation.  Assume your child’s appointment is still scheduled unless we contact you to reschedule.  Due to these changes it is imperative that you and your child are healthy with no symptoms the day of your scheduled well exam.  If the patient or parent becomes ill please call to reschedule.  We appreciate your patience as scheduling needs may change.

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If you are experiencing emergency warning signs of COVID-19, including: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; bluish lips or face; report to an emergency room or call 911.

If you feel you have been exposed to or have symptoms of coronavirus and do not have emergency warning signs as above, you can call the Missouri DHSS 24 hour hotline to see if meet state criteria for testing at: 877-435-8411

There are new visitor restrictions as well as limited points of entry at Cox South Hospital, please go to www.coxhealth.com/coronavirus for more information. Another great resource can be found by clicking here if you have ill symptoms.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are closely monitoring the information and updates associated with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We currently are not able to test for coronavirus in our clinic. If you are concerned that your child has coronavirus or has been exposed to coronavirus, call before coming in to the clinic and we can help direct you. You may also find helpful information from the following sources:
The CDC website continues to be the most updated and reliable source of information: cdc.gov/coronavirus
The AAP recently posted this helpful summary: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In the meantime, here are some ways you can protect yourself, your family and our community:

  • We encourage good hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their arm or elbow.
  • If you or your family are sick, please follow common precautions like staying home from work and school. You should avoid being in public settings unless you need to seek medical care.
  • If you have traveled to an area with a recent outbreak and feel ill, or have specific concerns that you may have contracted coronavirus, please call and notify the office so we can help plan any health care needs according to the evolving guidelines.

Want to know more? Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is evolving daily. For the latest updates, please check the CDC link above and please don’t hesitate to call if you have any specific questions or concerns.