Welcome to Vickery Pediatrics Pediatric Care in Cumming, GA
The safety and health of your children are our primary concern. We are closely monitoring the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will continue to follow the CDC’s most up-to-date recommendations for protecting your family in our office. As such, we ask that visitors carefully read signage before entering the office. We have dedicated entrances for well and sick visits. If in doubt, please call before arriving.
Please call our office before coming to visit. We will determine whether your child can be managed at home, can be evaluated via a TeleHealth Visit or will require evaluation at our office.
Please be aware of the following changes to our normal business hours:
We will be open Monday, January 18, 2021 our normal hours.
Basic Screening for Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk:
Important Information Concerning COVID-19 Testing:
NOT ALL COVID-19 TESTS ARE THE SAME. "Rapid antibody tests" do not indicate if you have an active infection, it can take 10-14 days before an infected individual gains enough antibodies to test positive. The "gold standard" for current infections is the "RT-PCR" test. There is a period of time (3-5 days) between when a person is exposed to the virus and when there is enough of the virus in the body to detect in a test (sometimes called sufficient viral load). During that time, a person may have no symptoms and would have a negative COVID-19 test, but they would still be infected and potentially contagious to others. This is why it is vital that you follow quarantine guidelines.
NOT EVERYONE SHOULD BE TESTED. Diagnostic tests are intended to determine with a high level of confidence whether an individual is currently infected with the virus. These tests could be used for individuals who are suspected of having COVID-19 because of their symptoms, asymptomatic individuals who have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or individuals in particularly high-risk groups who have participated in large gatherings.
Due to the complexities of performing an accurate COVID-19 tests and high chance of false results with rapid tests (see latest information here), we do not perform COVID-19 testing in our office. We are following the guidance set forth by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and making referrals to their testing centers for the PCR testing as appropriate. A list of known COVID-19 testing sites can be found by clicking on the button below. As pediatric testing centers become available, we will update information here and on our Facebook page.
Please Read The Following Notices Regarding Coronavirus Disease - 2019 (COVID-19)
If you fear that your child has been exposed or might be sick with Coronavirus – please call to speak with our nurse in order that we can properly triage you and make sure that your child receives prompt care. Please refer to the resources that we are providing on how to protect your child during and outbreak.
We have now changed to our Winter Office Hours. Starting September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, Vickery Pediatrics will be open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Sick visits are scheduled for same day, so please call early.
- Winter Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm (closed for Lunch Between 12:00pm - 1:00pm).