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.
At the Brachial Plexus Clinic, many healthcare providers will come to see your child during the same visit. That way, you do not have to go to them in different clinics or on different days.
- You can expect to have some waiting time between providers throughout the day. It can be helpful to bring items to ease the wait for your child.
- For younger children, your child's healthcare team will need to examine your child's chest, shoulder and arm. We will ask you to undress your baby down to their diaper.
- It is helpful to bring a blanket with you so you can wrap your baby between exams. This is easier than putting their clothes on and taking them off several times.
- For older children, we suggest they wear a tank top or sports bra to make the exams easier.
Splinting and Surgery
- Some children who come to the clinic need a device to keep their shoulder and arm from moving (splint). Sometimes our occupational therapist can make the splint the same day. This means you may need to wait at the clinic while the splint is made.
- If your baby or toddler needs surgery for a brachial plexus problem, a special car seat may need to be ordered by the clinic. This is to ensure your child can ride safely in the car if a sling or a cast is needed.
For information on visiting Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.