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COVID-19 Resource Center for Parents

Dear Parents,

This is our central resource center for our patients' families to detail our services, policies and enhanced safety precautions surrouding COVID-19. These efforts are to help make our offices as safe as possible for our patients and our team. We continue to provide our full range of patient care as Your Child’s Medical Home. Please do not hesitate to call for any questions or concern, or for any visit needs.

We are here if you need us. 

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PLEASE READ: Mask Exemptions
Updated 08/25/2021

As your pediatrician and Your Child’s Medical Home, we want all families to know that we are strongly in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in school settings. 

To help guide parents, please see the link below for information on the limited circumstances under which a mask exemption might be provided. 

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NOW AVAILABLE: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Authorized for ages 12 years and older
  • Two doses administered 21 days apart 

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at previously scheduled appointments (such as a wellness visit), or patients can schedule an appointment specifically to receive the vaccine. 

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Monocolonal Antibody Treatment
Updated 08/25/2021

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and is age 12 years or older, your child may be eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment. This treatment has Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA and has been shown to prevent the virus from worsening and spreading. There are multiple Tampa Bay area locations offering treatment, and some may require referral from your pediatrician.

The link below includes detailed information about the appropriateness of this treatment for patients, the process for obtaining treatement, and the availability in our area.

NOTE: Patients receiving monoclonal antibody treatments must wait 90 days post treatment before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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COVID-19 Testing

PHCA offers in-office rapid testing for results while you are on-site, which will be billed to insurance.

Prompt pay fees for self-pay patients:

  • Rapid test for COVID-19: $46 
  • Combination rapid test for COVID-19 and flu: $75

We also offer PCR testing which is sent to an outside lab. Billing and payments for this service are handled by the outside lab.

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Online Curbside Check-In

PHCA now offers mobile curbside check-in. Patients check-in using an emailed link and remain in their cars, then our staff will text or call to meet you at the front door and escort you directly to your exam room.

Mobile curbside check-in is being used for ALL patient visits at all locations, including evening and weekend hours.

Learn More: Curbside Check-In link

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Telemedicine
PHCA offers telemedicine for select visit types, where patients remain at home and connect with a provider online in a HIPAA-compliant video conference. Telemedicine is available from all PHCA offices for weekday appointments. During scheduling calls, our staff will determine if your visit needs are eligible for telemedicine, and let you know what to expect for a telemedicine appointment.

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