CHDD COVID-19 Clinical Safety Measures

(updated: 7/17/2021)

At CHDD, we are committed to providing safe healthcare services for our patients and families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we implemented telehealth appointments when our clinics closed. As restrictions are lifted, we are transitioning back to in-person appointments as appropriate.  Some visits will continue via telehealth or with a combination of in-person and telehealth visits. For those patients who are best served by in-person visits, we want you to know about the safety measures that we have put in place for your protection. Additional information, specific to the clinic providing the healthcare service, may be provided during the scheduling process.

Vaccinations

To protect the health and safety of the University of Washington (University) campus community and the public, the University requires University personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an authorized vaccine unless an individual has declared an authorized exemption.

Screening of staff, patients and visitors

All employees are required to confirm every day at the start of their shift to indicate that they do not have a fever or symptoms of any respiratory illness. Those employees who have symptoms of a respiratory illness are required to stay home until they have recovered completely.

Upon arrival, patients and family members are asked screening questions. If signs of illness are present, we will not be able to see the patient and a new appointment will need to be made.

Masking of staff, patients and visitors

All staff, patients and visitors in our clinical facilities must wear a mask to protect against COVID-19 transmission. For patients and visitors, these can be cloth face covers or personal masks. We will provide masks to patients and visitors who arrive without their own masks. We understand that it may be difficult for young children to tolerate wearing a mask. Children under the age of 2 will not be required to wear a mask. People with a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a mask will not be required to wear a mask.

Because of the close proximity required for some of our evaluations some providers may wear additonal personal protective equipment such as full face shields and washable gowns.

Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Wear a Mask

For Kids - Seeing Other People Wearing Masks -- (click here for Spanish version)

For Kids - Wearing a Mask

Physical distancing of patients

We are reconfiguring our clinical areas and waiting rooms wherever possible to optimize and maintain physical distancing precautions and have signage throughout our locations to remind people to keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible.

Only 1 adult can accompany each patient. If additional adults arrive, they will be asked to wait outside.

Environmental Cleaning

Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been implemented to help ensure the health and safety of our patients and their families. Clinic rooms and all materials used and handled during appointments will be cleaned between patients.

Hand Hygeine

Creating a safe environment for our patients begins with hand hygiene. Our caregivers will wash their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before they care for you. There will be ready access to hand sanitizer throughout clinic spaces.