This page will relay the latest information on Central Coast Peds COVID-19 Protocols and Information. Please check back for updates or follow us on Facebook.
Our clinic currently offers COVID-19 testing and the COVID-19 vaccine for those 12 and older. In regards to COVID-19 testing and quarantine timelines please read the following information: Following CDC guidelines, we recommend testing for COVID-19 in symptomatic individuals on day 3-5 of symptoms. For individuals with direct exposure to COVID-19 we recommend testing 5-7 days after exposure for non-vaccinated individuals and 3-5 days after exposure for vaccinated individuals.
Following CDC quarantine guidelines, non-vaccinated individuals who have had direct exposure to COVID-19 will need to do a minimum of a 10-day quarantine regardless of a negative test result. If you are fully vaccinated and test positive you will also need to do a 10-day quarantine. Quarantine timelines may change for household exposure or if your child is having prolonged symptoms.
If your child is older than 5 years of age and is not currently exhibiting any symptoms but needs a COVID-19 test, please schedule at one of the local testing sites. For testing site locations please visit the public health department’s website at ReadySLO.org.
For children 5 years old or younger that are asymptomatic, or children of any age that are currently experiencing cold and flu like symptoms, that you would like seen in clinic or tested for COVID-19 please call your home office and our staff will return your call as soon as possible. As a reminder masks are required for everyone 2 years and older at all times in the clinic. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.
With the current spike of COVID-19 in our community, our office is facing an unprecedented amount of calls. Due to the high volume of correspondence, we ask that you please leave a message and wait for a call back. We acknowledge that this may be frustrating, but we must handle most calls in this manner to assure that urgent issues get assistance first. Please trust that your call will be returned.
We would like to ask for patience and grace from our parents and guardians. Please treat our staff with respect, and bear with us as we navigate this ever changing time together. We know that your situation is unique and understand the constraints and complications the pandemic has placed on school, daycare and work attendance. Most of our families show so much gratitude and kindness, and we thank you so much.
Please know that we are doing our very best to continue to give you and your children the highest quality healthcare. We will continue to do so and know that we will all get through this!
A couple of updates:
We have started to receive flu vaccines and have Saturday clinics set up near the end of September in each office. The flu clinics are appointment only, and we welcome you to call and schedule in your local office!
The COVID 19 Pfizer vaccine is available for our patients 12 yrs of age and over! Appointments are also available for this vaccine at each site.
At Central Coast Pediatrics, the health & safety of our patients and staff are always our top priority. We continue to follow the CDC guidance for healthcare settings and implement procedures to adhere to such guidelines.
The CDC's recently released new masking recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals no longer require them to wear a mask or physically distance. However, as explicitly stated by the CDC, these new recommendations are NOT intended for healthcare settings.
While we can't wait to see your smiling eyes when visiting our clinics, because we are a healthcare setting, it's important to note that:
All staff, patients, and visitors must continue to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.
We will continue to follow the full infection control procedures required by the CDC for healthcare settings. This includes the use of masks, social distancing, enhanced infection prevention, and monitoring and screening staff, patients, and visitors (health survey and temp checks).
It is our commitment and obligation to provide a healthy and safe environment for each of our patients, staff, and visitors, regardless of individual risk level, vaccination status, or specific health condition. Please wear a mask and follow infection control procedures during your visit. It protects you, your loved ones, our staff, and other patients needing healthcare services.
We thank you for your commitment and continued trust in us as your child's healthcare provider.
COVID-19 VACCINE & CHILDREN: The COVID-19 vaccine will be available for 12 yrs and up very soon! Alongside the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC, the providers at Central Coast Pediatrics ALL recommend that children receive the vaccine when available. The vaccine has shown to be safe and will continue to be intensely monitored more than any other vaccine in history! IF we are able to administer the vaccine at our office, we will, and will keep everyone posted as we gather more information. As of now, there is no timeline in place. PLEASE visit the link below and read the FAQ's from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and children. Healthychildren.org is such a robust, trusted resource!
Hello CCP Families,
It has been decided that we will remain closed on Saturdays through the end of the year and we will re-evaluate a January start up in December. Thank you for your patience!
Hello Everyone! We're sharing some updates about the office:
1. Effective Monday, 9/21/20, we will resume the “No Show” fee that has been temporarily lifted due to Covid-19. This charge is applied when an appointment is missed and we have not received a phone call 24 hours prior to cancel or reschedule.
2. Effective Monday 9/21/2020, we will plan to resume the normal charge for the completion of forms and for supplying copies of immunization records that are requested outside of an appointment day.
3. In regards to our SATURDAY hours that are currently on hold, we will continue to delay Saturday hours through the month of September. We will reassess the need in October, and plan to let everyone know when we feel it’s the right time to resume.
A quick reminder to our families, please remember that you will need to keep your mask on throughout the entire visit in our office. Thank you for wearing your mask and keeping our community safe!
After careful consideration we have decided that we will be closed on SATURDAYS from now through Labor day weekend. Our weekday hours will remain unchanged M-F 8:30AM-5PM. There will always be a physician on call for urgent calls after hours.
Please remember to mask up when you come see us during the week and stay safe friends!
Dear CCP Families,
Under the direction of our County Health Department, we are required to have all patients and family members wear a mask while in our facilities. Please bring a mask for each family member attending the visit if you have one to preserve our supplies. If you do not have a mask, a fabric or disposable mask will be provided before entering. We ask that you please limit the amount of family members at the visit to 2 people max (1 pt and 2 additional family members). Thank you for your support with this county order and for your help stopping the spread!
CCP wants to stay connected with you! We have upgraded to Telehealth and are ready to see you from the comfort of your home. We are still seeing patients in our offices but have the option of a Telehealth visit for certain visit types(see our website for visit types that qualify for Telehealth)
Through our Telehealth system, you can ask our providers questions, show any skin concerns, and receive medication refills right through your device.
Same-day and next day appointment slots available
No copay needed at time of visit, but will be billed out
All you need is a device with audio and visual, no login or download required
Receive Telehealth visit link via email or text
In office visits are still available for well and sick visits
Schedule your Telehealth appointment today by calling one of our offices!
San Luis Obispo Office: 805.549.0888
Templeton Office: 805.434.3796
*Will need access to email and will be required to sign a Telehealth waiver before receiving Telehealth visit link.
- Know that we have taken great lengths to keep our office safe for your family with designated exam rooms for well vs sick patients, having sick patients wait in their cars until their room is ready and cleaned, utilizing masks for respiratory illness and more. Today went very well with our plan in place.
- If you feel your child is ill and would typically have them seen in the office, please call. Typical childhood illnesses are still very much a concern and should not be ignored. ie ear infection, uti, croup, asthma, flu, etc.
Well child checks:
- Some parents have been cancelling/rescheduling check ups. While it may be prudent to delay for children who are older than 2 yrs for the sake of social distancing and flattening the curve, we feel those < 2 deserve a check up. We do not want to put them at risk for other critical childhood illnesses by delaying vaccines, nor miss developmental delays or poor growth.
- We are taking daily cues from SLO Public Health and the CDC, and will be calling families in the event the risk becomes too great.