Premier Children's Therapy Center
We are committed to providing safe and effective therapy for our patients, while keeping ourselves and those around us healthy. We monitor and adhere to CDC and Georgia DPH guidelines. See details below.
Given the current surge in COVID-19 cases, we have expanded our protocol effective July 17, 2020 to all current and returning patients to ensure the safety of our therapists, children, staff, and family members. There are two new changes to our policies:
Masks For Children
Children over the age of 2 that can safely wear a mask, please do so. Of course, we understand that not all children will be able to tolerate an entire session in a mask, but we would like to take this step to help keep everyone safe. We can teach this activity of daily living skill here in our office, as masks are increasingly required in public places. (If you do not have a mask for your child, we do have some cloth masks that can be worn while in a therapy session.)
You will be asked the following questions before each therapy session every time your child is seen by their therapist:
1. Has anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or do you suspect your positive and awaiting test results for COVID-19? If yes, we will require your child to stay out of therapy for 14 days.
***If a household member has been exposed, or tested positive for COVID-19, please notify the clinic. If we have seen your child post exposure, we will be contact tracing (office staff and affected clinic patients only) to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. If we have not seen your child post exposure, we will ask you to remain at home for 14 days. If appropriate, you may consider telehealth during your time at home. We would be happy to call your insurance company to assist to determine teletherapy benefits.***
2. Has anyone in your household been exposed to someone who has tested positive for or suspected they were positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks? If yes, then we will require your child to stay out of therapy for 14 days from the last exposure.
***The CDC defines an exposure as an individual who has had close contact (less than 6 feet) for greater than or equal to 15 minutes to a person with COVID-19. This is regardless of whether masks were worn by either person. If you or a family member has been exposed, the CDC recommends all family members stay home for 14 days after the last known exposure, maintain social distancing within your home from other family members, sanitize surfaces, and monitor for symptoms.***
3. Do you or anyone in your household have the following symptoms
*** These our symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask you to cancel therapy until these symptoms subside. ***
Our top priority is providing therapy in a safe environment for everyone. Let’s all get through this together and hope that the number of cases declines in the next several months. Please for the safety of everyone, encourage your loved ones to wear a mask outside your home and observe social distancing!
Jennifer Kovanis, MS OTR/L
Clinical Administrator & Founder
Premier Children’s Therapy Center
It is a community of professionals and families who are committed to pursuing the best possible outcomes for children.
Our therapists have the combination of knowledge, skill, and compassion. They understand that it really takes a village to raise a child! With their past and current work in pediatric habilitative and rehabilitative speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, outpatient services, public and private school systems, and Early Intervention, our therapists bring their wealth of experience in caring for the children and working with their families.