WE HAVE QUALITY TESTING OPTIONS
We have several options which will be discussed with you when
you call for testing.
We will schedule testing as an in-office visit only if your child's symptoms require an in-person medical evaluation.
Please call and discuss the timing and details of your testing needs with our staff. This ensures you get the right test at the right time.
However we perform your tests, results will include documentation of your symptoms, test type, and results, so that you may provide this information to child care, school, airlines, or employers as needed. We comply with CDC guidelines for testing strategy, as well as reporting of all results to the state.
Covid-19 Vaccine APPROVED for
12-15 year olds
SAPPHIRE PEDIATRICS HIGHLY RECOMMENDS
VACCINATING YOUR CHILD AND YOUR FAMILY AGAINST COVID-19.
Current covid vaccine eligibility is 12 yrs and older (5/12/21). If your child is eligible, go to https://bit.ly/3dNSK6o
to register for a vaccine appointment at Children's Hospital Colorado.
If your child is not yet eligible, has already been vaccinated, or you prefer to wait, please register with
Children's Hospital of Colorado
for a chart access only.
Please go through the "request a code" process and follow the instructions. This will give you "Epic MyChart" access to information on any medical care your child may have recieved at Children's, as well as our NEW patient portal coming this summer!
Sapphire is pleased to announce we will be migrating our EMR and Patient Portal to Epic this summer, so you'll need this same MyChart login
Many other community resources will be offering vaccines for eligible kids-- CVS, Walgreens, Capitol Heights Pharmacy, Pepsi Center, and similar.
Unfortunately Sapphire will not be offering covid vaccination in the
office right now
(due to storage constraints)
The next eligibility will likely be 5-11 year-olds, expected early fall 2021
Children's Colorado is also participating in covid vaccine trials for younger children. To see if your child is eligible to join a trial, please visit
What to do if you think you/household are sick with COVID19
quarantine vs isolation
Isolation: if you are sick. Covid symptoms can be mild. Be honest with yourself if you feel at all unwell. You must stay home and minimize all contact for at least 7 days, AND until you feel "all better" for 72 hours.
Quarantine: If you have been exposed to a presumed or confirmed case, you should "self quarantine" (stay home and minimize all contact) for 14 days. It may take a while for your symptoms to appear... that's why the time period is so long. If you remain without symptoms on day 5 after an exposure, you can be tested for covid at that time. If you are negative and remain symtpom free until day 7, you can be released from quarantine.
Quarantine in the case of ongoing exposure:
If you/your child has ongoing exposure to a covid-19 case (eg: you live in the same home and cannot isolate from eachother due to child's age)--
the exposed person must have 10+5 days of quarantine from the start of the sick person's illness. The exposed person can be tested on day 15, and if negative and no symptoms by day 17, can be released from quarantine.
WE'VE BEEN OPEN ALL ALONG!
OUR ENTIRE OFFICE STAFF IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID!
We'd like to thank both Children's Hospital Colorado and Rose Medical Center for vaccinating us!
All year, we've been taking care of your children in expanding ways...via traditional in-person visits, by virtual video visits, by telephone, or as a "car visit". We hope to continue all these new ways of providing healthcare (hopefully we won't need car visits)
Telephone Visits: For concerns that may not require an in-person visit. A simpler call handled by our triage staff may generate a nominal $15-$30 fee. A more complex provider call may create a traditional sick-visit charge. Charges will be billed to insurance and covered according to your plan. Calls for refills, referrals, results, scheduling, and the like are at no charge, of course. Thank you for continuing to value our expertise, whether in person, via video or phone, or after hours.
Video Visits: These may be via doxy.me or doximity. You will be notified of the connection method when your appointment is confirmed.
Please ask for this type of visit if it seems safest for you. Our providers will determine if this is reasonable given your child's medical history.
Enhanced Office Safety
When you visit Sapphire Pediatrics in person, you’ll notice that we’ve made some big changes within our office setting. For patients’ and families’ safety, you’ll find physically distant seating in the waiting room, removal of toys, books, and magazines, enhanced cleaning of all high-touch surfaces, and enhanced disinfecting between visits. Staff are screened daily for health, and have plenty of PPE (personal protection equipment) as needed to ensure our safety and yours.
SCHEDULING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Please know that these measures are in line with current guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). We are confident that the policies discussed above will help to maintain the best health environment for your family and all of our patients.
Together, let's stay well.