March 14, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions

Jill Fikkert

LifeSpring Pediatrics wants to share with you the precautions that we have put in to place for you, our patients and families, in order to give you peace of mind. We will update our policies as needed based on the latest information as we receive it from the CDC, Hamilton County Health Department, and the City of Chattanooga until COVID-19 is under control. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in Chattanooga on 3/13/20.


These are the symptoms associated with COVID-19:

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days post-exposure

Mild to severe respiratory illness:

Pediatric patients present with mild symptoms:

These are the steps we are taking to be proactive:

Sick Visits:

  1. Patients must call first to establish an appointment.
  1. If a LifeSpring patient shows up at the clinic without an appointment

Well Visits: There is currently no change in our scheduling of well visits. We will update you on any changes as they occur.

We know that it’s overwhelming out there with so much information flying back and forth but here is a trusted and reliable source for pediatric information. https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx