9256 Bendix Rd, Ste 105-106, Columbia, MD 21045
410-796-8499 Office 877-384-9028 Fax
Our Commitment to Patient & Team Safety - Inlcuding Waiting Room Policy
New Beginning Pediatric Rehab (NBPR) is dedicated to the care and safety of our patients, employees & community.
Due to recent improvements, we will no longer be limiting hours for in-person visits. We have returned to normal hours, Monday through Saturday.
Please review the actions, requirements & policies below:
1. CDC Guidance: NBPR follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, continually consults with medical authorities and peer organizations around the country, and adopts recommended protocols as appropriate.
2. Sanitizing: NBPR follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for cleanliness, sanitation and sterilization in our clinic. We use medical grade sanitizers and disinfectants on our hands, equipment & surfaces. We have taken additional steps, over and above their current guidance, to protect our staff and patients at our clinic. We are vigilantly focused on maintaining a clean and safe environment.
3. Screening Requirements: The NBPR team is constantly screened & monitored for fever and symptoms. Patients & parents are required to follow ongoing screening requirements detailed below.
Please adhere to our CDC restrictions questions (below).
CDC Restriction Questions
Please cancel your child's therapy appointment if one of these circumstances arise:
1. You, your child or someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Even if you, your child or family members do not have symptoms please cancel due to the possibility that you may be carrying the virus. You must be cleared by your physician to return to the community before entering the NBPR office.
2. If you, your child or someone in your household has had a known contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14days.
3. If your child is showing signs of illness in the past 10 days (sore throat, cough, fever, sneezing, diarrhea, loss of smell). Again, NBPR has always had an illness policy. This is a reminder to please be courteous and exercise "community distancing".
4. If your child or anyone in the household has travelled on a plane in the past 14 days or have travelled from a COVID hot spot. * If you've travelled to a hot spot we request that you self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to your appointments.
4. Masks: The NBPR team is required to wear masks at all times. Parents and patients are REQUIRED to wear masks at all times.
EXCEPTIONS: Covering of the mouth but not nose. If a child can at least keep mouth covered this will prevent coughing and saliva particles from spreading. This is a process of tolerance for children. The face mask requirement in public is not likely to change in the near future and most children can learn to tolerate something new, especially when they see other children doing it. Current patients have been wearing masks and most children are accommodating quite well.
5. Distancing: Therapists and patients are currently being limited in the clinic to ensure 6' distancing. One parent may accompany patients age birth-3. If possible, it is suggested that parents stay in their vehicle for any patient 18 months and older.
6. Hand Washing: Patient, therapist & parent are all REQUIRED to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer, prior to treatment or as needed during treatment.
7. Waiting Room Policy: NBPR enforces a “Closed” waiting area policy: (More restrictive than current CDC guidance)
- Please arrive at the time of your session and meet your therapist at our main door (entrance at rear of building as always).
- Please return to your car while your child receives therapy. If it's required for a caregiver to be present your therapist will allow one adult to come back to the session.
- Consider making plans for siblings to stay home or wait in the car with a parent/caregiver while your child receives services.
- If you must stay in our waiting room please allow 6' minimum distance between people. Again, waiting in your car is requested.
- No patient or family member that presents with illness will be able to remain for sessions.
- We have removed toys from our waiting room to reduce the number of toys and materials that require cleaning.
- Suggestion for sibling(s): Waiting in the car with a parent/caregiver: Perhaps a child's allowed "screen time" can be coordinated during his/her sibling's therapy session.
8. Signage: NBPR has placed door signage reminding those not to enter if they are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath.
9. Remain Informed: Staying informed is important and we encourage you to review the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Travel Advisory Information
With this shared commitment, we are confident we can continue delivering the same high level of care you have come to expect from us.
Please contact us with any quesitons 410-796-8499.