Todd Harris, M.D.

Winter Holidays Office Coverage 2020

Written by Todd Harris, M.D.

November 23, 2020 – Please note:

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Illness does not recognize holidays, so here is how RCAM plans to be available during the holiday season:

It is our wish to be your child’s medical home – one place where all your child’s care resides.

  1. That means being available for questions:
    • Every day of the year one of our pediatricians is on call 24-hours-a-day for urgent health concerns.
    • If you ever have urgent concerns about your child’s health – you can always call us: 919-781-7490 (If there is trouble with the above number, our on call backup number is 919-831-5526)
  2. That means being available to be seen – even if it is a holiday or a weekend:
    • We strive to keep our patients out of Urgent Cares and Pharmacy Clinics; Emergency Rooms provide a vital service but – when possible – we want to keep you from having to go there too.
    • The Coronavirus / COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted weekend and holiday hours: up until now, we have offered only in person, well newborn care on weekends and holidays; sick care has been provided through online TeleHealth appointments
    • Beginning in December, we will have an extra pediatrician working on Saturday who will see in person sick visits from 10am to Noon at our Brier Creek office (these visits are by appointment only)
    • Christmas Day is the only day of the year that we do not see patients in our office (but we are available by phone all day).

WEDNESDAY – November 25

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode typical weekday:
    • Well Care and Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
    • In Person Sick Visits at our Brier Creek office

THURSDAY Thanksgiving Day – November 26

  • BOTH offices closed for routine business
  • Newborn clinic will be offered at our Duraleigh office
  • On Call Pediatrician available for TeleHealth Appointments

FRIDAY – November 27

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode typical weekday:
    • Well Care and Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
    • In Person Sick Visits at our Brier Creek office

SATURDAY and SUNDAY – November 28 and 29

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode Weekend hours 
    • Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment

christmas

THURSDAY Christmas Eve –  December 24

  • Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
  • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
  • In Person Sick Visits at our Brier Creek office

FRIDAY Christmas Day – December 25

  • BOTH offices closed
  • On call pediatrician available for urgent questions

SATURDAY and SUNDAY – December 26 and 27

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode Winter Weekend hours 
    • Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
    • In Person Sick Care available by appointment only on Saturday from 10am-noon at our Brier Creek office

MONDAY – December 28

  • Limited Well Care and Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
  • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
  • In Person Sick Visits at our Brier Creek office

new-year

THURSDAYNew Year’s Eve – December 31

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode typical weekday:
    • Well Care and Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
    • In Person Sick Visits at our Brier Creek office

FRIDAYNew Year’s Day – January 1

  • BOTH offices closed for routine business
  • Newborn clinic will be offered at our Duraleigh office
  • On Call Pediatrician available for TeleHealth Appointments

SATURDAY and SUNDAY – January 2 and 3, 2021

  • RCAM Pandemic Mode Winter Weekend hours 
    • Newborn Care at our Duraleigh office
    • Sick Care available online via TeleHealth Appointment
    • In Person Sick Care available by appointment only on Saturday from 10am-noon at our Brier Creek office