Telehealth Tips: Things You Can Still Do
Order Referrals and Laboratory Tests
Pediatric specialists, such as endocrinologists or gastroenterologists, are available to care for children. Other services like mental health specialists, nutrition, pediatric weight management programs and lab services (if appropriate) are available too. Remind families that calling each clinician’s office is the best way to determine if a virtual visit or an in-person visit is best for their individual circumstances. When in-person care or labs are indicated, discuss with families that unprecedented steps are being taken to ensure everyone’s safety when coming into the hospital, clinics and labs. Some examples include widespread screening, enhanced cleaning protocols and rearrangement of spaces to allow for physical distancing.