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COVID-19 Update from Kids First Health Care

COVID19 CDC

During this challenging time, Kids First Health Care remains committed to our mission of improving the health and well-being of infants, children, and youth, as we work together to navigate this unprecedented situation.  We wanted to provide an update on what we are doing to protect public health and safety, care for our patients, and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protecting Our Patients and Public Health

  • We are now offering telehealth visits for most appointment types. Please visit our Telehealth page for more information. 
  • We have implemented a stringent cleaning policy and are disinfecting the clinics throughout the day after each patient visit.
  • To protect vulnerable individuals in the community, we ask that all families call the clinic prior to visiting and minimize the number of people who visit. Only one parent or guardian should accompany each patient to their appointment.
  • To keep our waiting rooms clean and safe, any patient with respiratory symptoms will receive a protective mask and go straight to an exam room.
  • We are reserving morning appointments for well visits and afternoon appointments for sick visits.
  • Staff who are able to work remotely are currently off site and can best be reached via email.

Important Updates to Operations

  • Our community pediatric clinic in Commerce City is OPEN. You may contact our Commerce City clinic at 303-289-1086.
  • Our health center at Brighton High School is now OPEN to children and teens ages 0-21 on Monday, April 20. The health center will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am-4:30pm through the end of summer break. 
  • Our community pediatric clinic in Westminster is now OPEN at the 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center (2551 West 84th Avenue). This is a temporary location until August 1 for the clinic normally located at the Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Gregory Hill.
  • All other school-based health centers will remain closed until the schools reopen. 
  • Kids First is following guidance from Tri-County Health Department. If additional changes to our operations are needed, we will provide immediate updates on our social media, website and by phone.
  • Kids First does not have the capacity to test for COVID-19 but can make referrals for COVID-19 testing in the community.

How Can You Help?

  • Financial contributions are the best way to support our work at this time. Your contribution will make a huge difference, as we care for our patients and make adjustments to protect public health. Please consider contributing online to support our work and feel free to reach out to Merrill Schmidt, Development and Communications Coordinator, with any questions.
  • Follow the recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to prevent additional infections.
  • Take time to care for yourself and support each other with calls, texts, and other virtual communications. We are all going through this situation together.

Resources

For more information on COVID-19 and related resources, please visit the following web pages:

Kids First is so grateful for our supporters, patients and their families as well as all of our community partners. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, feedback, or suggestions. We appreciate your time and support.


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