Wellness Center Update

Wellness Center Update
Posted on 03/31/2020

Hello University Academy Families,

The Wellness Center continues to be a resource to students and families.  In order to align with current clinical social distancing procedures, our appointing policies are as follows:

1. Call 816-412-5978 or email cmh@universityacademy.org to schedule

2. Nearly ALL appointments will be by portal/email, telephone, or video chat. Download Zoom on your computer, tablet or telephone for a video chat appointment. 

3. Only in rare situations will in-person appointments be available.

Please visit childrensmercy.org for helpful information about Coranavirus, COVID-19, https://www.childrensmercy.org/health-and-safety-resources/information-about-covid-19-novel-coronavirus/coronavirus/:  If your questions are not answered there, you can call the hotline number (816) 302-8800 which provides options for questions from parents regarding their child's health.

We are here to support you!

Warmly,

Marsha, Amanda & Chrissy

University Academy Wellness Center

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

 

Here are some of the questions and answers from https://www.childrensmercy.org/health-and-safety-resources/coronavirus/:

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 can have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. To date, children have had milder symptoms than adults.

How can I help protect myself and my child?

The best way to prevent infection is to be prepared. You and your child should: 

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

What should I do if I think my child has COVID-19?

If your child has a mild illness, we recommend staying at home. Consider using treatments that you would use for the common cold, including fever reducers (ibuprofen and acetaminophen), humidified air, and cough suppressants for age-appropriate children.

When should my child see a medical provider?

Children with mild illness do not need to see a medical provider. If you have questions about whether your child needs to see a medical provider, please call your primary care physician or call our COVID-19 Hotline at (816) 302-8800.

How do I talk with my kids about COVID-19?

Remind your child that the risk of them getting COVID-19 is very low. They can help stay healthy by washing their hands frequently, not touching their face, not shaking hands and not sharing food or drinks. Please visit the links on this page for other great resources.

 

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