Biochemical Genetics

What to Expect

COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments

We’ve made a lot of changes to our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from Covid-19.

Visitor restrictions at all our locations

At all of our clinics, we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a patient to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.

  • When you come for your appointment, you will see that we’re requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, cleaning check-in and registration desks between visits, screening for symptoms at all entrances and have set up our spaces to encourage social distancing.
  • Watch what to expect at your clinic visit during COVID-19 (video).
  • Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.
  • We need your child's medical records from clinics, hospitals or other healthcare providers outside of Seattle Children's. Please mail or fax the records to us, or make sure your child's primary care provider has done so, at least 2 weeks before your child's visit. Examples of the records we need are:
    • Lab reports with recent results
    • Recent clinic notes
    • Radiology reports
    • Any other records about your child's condition, such as your family history with the condition
  • Call us if you need more information about getting medical records to us.
  • We may need your child to have some lab work done before their first visit. If we need this, we will let you know when we schedule your child's visit.
  • We may ask you to track your child's symptoms and diet. We may give you a 3-day diet history form to fill out before your child's visit. Please bring this filled-out form with you to the visit.  
  • For more information on visiting Seattle Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.