Medical Home Providers
Essex Pediatrics is committed to the best care of the patient. We recognize that supporting the family, as well as the patient, is critical to wellness.
Our specialized medical home team and partnerships with community resources was created to provide more resources for our patients and their families right here in our office.
The Parent Consult clinic, Social Work consults, Nutrition and Psychology partnerships are examples of services we offer here to more fully meet the needs of our patients and families.
Essex Pediatrics Mental Health Group
COVID-19 Guidance for Families
News surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus is constant. Additionally, new information becomes available daily. This may be an unsettling time for many of us, and may require frequent changes in practice as information changes. Our mental health providers want to ensure the best possible continuation of care during this time, while protecting the health of everyone. Our hope is that by taking appropriate steps now, we may avoid contributing to any health outbreak while still providing necessary support for our whole community.
First, if you are experiencing an increase in your mental health symptoms, please communicate with your provider as soon as possible. If you have an emergent mental health situation please follow the crisis plan you have created with your provider or call the on call physician at Essex Pediatrics.
Second, we will be working with each of you to establish an individual plan moving forward. For many, this may include teletherapy whenever possible.
In the meantime, please follow these general guidelines:
If you, or anyone you live with has had a fever and cough/shortness of breath in the past 48-hours please do NOT come to your counseling appointment. Contact us as soon as possible to determine if rescheduling or tele-therapy is most appropriate.
In this situation we also recommend that you call your primary care physician to help determine a course of action.
Providing support and care for our clients is still our primary goal. As information and recommendations evolve, we remain committed to supporting you during this time.