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COVID Testing Reminder: No Walk-Up Testing

Reminder: There is no walk-up testing available at Seattle Children’s for COVID-19. If your patient needs COVID-19 testing, please submit an order first and ask your family to call us to schedule a lab appointment at one of our Urgent Care locations (Seattle, Everett, Federal Way and Bellevue,) or our drive-through testing center at Sand Point Learning Center.

We have had a number of families arrive at Urgent Care requesting a COVID-19 test without an appointment or order from their provider.

Please see our COVID-19 testing page for more details. Thank you for your partnership in helping families in our region get tested.

Four Things to Know When Referring to Dermatology

1. The typical wait time for new patients in Dermatology is 4 to 6 months.

Patients with less urgent conditions such as warts, molluscum contagiosum and acne can expect the longest waits.

2. Dermatology has created several new resources to help PCPs manage their patients in primary care and avoid a long wait to see a specialist.

We realize families are often anxious to have conditions like acne, warts and molluscum addressed more quickly than we can see them. To help support more timely treatment, our Dermatology team created the following resources for PCPs:

They are found on Dermatology’s recently updated Refer a Patient page. Read full post »

How to Order a PFT at Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab conducts pulmonary function tests (PFTs) for children ages 5 through 21. The lab welcomes referrals from community providers. Patients do not need to be seen by the Pulmonary team first; they can be referred directly to the lab.

Please fax a New Appointment Request Form (PDF) (doc) to 206-987-3121 or use eReferral. Clearly state you are ordering a pulmonary function test (PFT) and which test(s) you are ordering. Read full post »

Seven useful things to know about Seattle Children’s Nephrology

1. Nephrology’s webpage has new resources for PCPs on hypertension, abnormal kidney function, hematuria and more.

The Nephrology team has updated its referral guidelines and created many new resources for PCPs to help evaluate and/or refer the following conditions:

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Evaluating Human Trafficking In-Clinic

Seattle Children’s provides a detailed clinical pathway and resource guide for evaluating human trafficking in-clinic. See the Guidelines for Human Trafficking Evaluation developed by the Seattle Children’s Trafficking Work Group, Adolescent Medicine and community experts. Read full post »

Child Abuse During COVID-19

In May, Seattle Children’s held a workshop for providers on the incidence of child abuse during COVID-19 and harm reduction strategies. View the video recording of the workshop, “Abuse at Home: Harm Reduction Strategies During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

Training goals for the workshop included:

  • Intimate partner violence and child abuse projections, risk factors and resource utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Potential consequences of physical distancing and quarantine across populations
  • Harm reduction strategies to use in the home
  • Community resources for people experiencing abuse or violence in the home

Anti-Racism Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s provides education and informational materials on its website to help healthcare professionals combat racism and promote equity in healthcare. The website currently offers:

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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Critical Elements of Care Guide now Available

Seattle Children’s partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to create the new Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Critical Elements of Care guide.

To learn more, check out these additional resources:

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Changes to PEARL Clinic Referrals

The Seattle Children’s Program to Enhance Attention, Regulation and Learning (PEARL) for ADHD is now accepting limited patients. Our demand continues to exceed supply and as our community partners we want to inform you of changes to our referral process.

Moving forward, all referrals to the PEARL clinic need to include a Vanderbilt Assessment completed within the last 3 months by both the patient’s caregiver and teacher along with the top three reasons for referral. Our goal is to see your patients within 4 months of referral to provide specialized evaluation and treatment services.

Learn more at SeattleChildrens.org. Read full post »