Coronavirus


During these unprecedented times, we are changing a lot:  Hours, Office arrangements, Check-in Procedures, Masks.

What remains a constant?   The smiles, brains, and love behind the masks.

Adjusted Hours:

Well Child visits/ Newborn checks                 Mon - Fri: 8am- 12 pm, with some afternoon appts soon
Sick Child evaluations                                      Mon - Fri: 12 - 5 pm; Sat/Sun 10-2 (scheduled by RN)
Telemedicine visits                                           Mon - Fri: 1 - 5 pm

We are currently NOT doing Early Morning Walk-in clinic (7-8:30 am) nor Weekday Evening Clinic (5-7 pm).

Office Arrangement:

For the foreseeable future, we have the office physically divided into a subsection for potentially contagious patients, and the remaining 80% of the building is for well child visits and non-contagious visits (headaches, injuries, developmental concerns etc.).

When you arrive for your appointment, call our receptionists at 919-828-4747 to check in and pay your copay over the phone.  
A nurse will check the temperature of your child and you and ask screening questions before directing you to the appropriate entrance.  
All of our staff will be masked.   We ask that you also wear a mask from home and that children > age 2 wear a mask if possible.

COVID-19 testing:

ORP physicians will work with local and state health departments and CDC to determine if testing is required based on your child’s symptoms and potential exposures.  The tests for antigen (to test for current acute infection) or antibodies (to test for past infection) are rapidly evolving.  We can swab for COVID testing and send the swab to Labcorp.  We do not have "on site" testing with rapid results, nor do we draw blood for antibody testing.   

Medical questions about COVID-19:  
This remains an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide updated information as it becomes available.  


Last updated 5/15/20 at 8 am.