COVID-19

NOTICE Mercy Christian Health COVID Update 5/28/21:

  

Important: If you are concerned your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please call the office at 734-572-8686 to schedule a same day telemedicine appointment with one of our providers.  This is especially important if you or your child have chronic health concerns, asthma or are overweight.

 

 

COVID vaccine is now available for children 12 years old and up.  The best place to get your COVID vaccine is through the Wasthtenaw County Health Department, at Eastern’s basketball arena.  Schedule your vaccine appointment at http://bit.ly/WCHDYpsiVax.  

We are not able to give COVID vaccine at MCH at this time.

 

We are aware of the tremendous impact COVID-19 is having on the United States and the concern it is likely provoking from you, our patients/our patient's parents. We are receiving frequent updates from our local and national health authorities and many studies. We want you to know that we are taking this pandemic very seriously.  We are continuing protocols in our office to ensure safety for all, and a quick response to those with concerns about COVID-19.  We are continuing to keep our office a COVID-free facility, in order to provide a safe environment for newborns, young children, and teens.  We are also providing same-day telemedicine visits to those patients who have COVID symptoms or exposures.  Whether in the office or via telemedicine, it is our goal to provide safe, prompt and thorough care for all of our patients.

 

 

COVID-19 numbers are still high in Washtenaw County.  About 40% of cases are of the British variant, which is more infectious and more likely to make even healthy young people ill.  We advise our patients and their families to continue to follow local and national health guidelines to continue to protect themselves and others.  

 

 

We trust that God is in control of this situation and we continue to pray for protection over our patients and our community. We will also be doing all we can to mitigate concerns you have regarding COVID-19. Below is a list of resources for our patients that we believe you will find valuable amid this time of concern.

COVID testing information from Michigan Department of Health: 

Drive-through COVID testing sites are open in Michigan. We recommend contacting the testing site prior to arrival. 

Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your child being tested. We are happy to provide additional information as requirements for testing and testing sites are being updated frequently.

Resource Description
Resource Link
St Joe's recommendations for return to sports 
Map of locations providing free meals to children during the COVID-19 related school closures. Meals are free of charge for all children 0-18, up to 2 meals per days distributed to each child.
Michigan Specific COVID-19 Data
COVID-19 Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 
Pediatric Specific Information for COVID-19
Michigan Department of Health and Human Sciences - FAQ's regarding face masks
List of state-wide resources to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food and other essential services specific to Washtenaw County
Daily life and coping with COVID-19 (running essential errands)
Trinity Health resource hub
Kid-friendly video about coronavirus!
Parent resources for supporting children during the pandemic
We'll continue to update this list as resources become available. Check back regularly for the most up to date information.