Welcome to the Treehouse!
Welcome to The Treehouse Center for Children and Families! We are a pediatric office located in Stafford Springs, CT. Our office offers a close, family-friendly alternative to "big medicine." We focus on families as a whole and strive to make each child feel like they are a part of our extended family. It is our privilege to serve our families in whatever ways we can, and to get to know all of them on a first name basis. We provide support and direction that enables parents to make well-informed decisions for their children.
Coronavirus COVID-19, now what?Our office remains committed to providing families with the best care possible. Amidst the fear and madness, please slow down, take a deep breath and hear these words.
- This is not the first pandemic our country will have weathered in history, and it is unlikely to be the last. It will end, and life will go on. And hopefully we will each have learned something from it—scientific knowledge, personal strength we were unaware of, or maybe just how much we love each other.
- Our country has adopted the plan of early social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus AND allow it to die out sooner. That means that no matter how annoying it is or how bored and whiny our children get, we are ALL responsible to do our part.
- While your children are out of school, please do not allow them to get together in groups. I believe that 2 or 3 families getting together is probably safe, provided none of them have recently travelled to a part of the country or our own state where the virus has already been seen.
- Please avoid public places where there are more than 100 people at a time unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Remember that spread of this type of illness always starts in bigger cities and then spreads out to reach the smaller towns. We are living in a very safe part of the state, but that means we should be limiting our time spent in larger cities in the state, and avoiding it completely if possible in order to prevent bringing the virus here.
- What to do when you or your child gets sick with cold/Flu/fever symptoms?
- First, recognize that most people who get this virus will have MILD disease.
- Second, know that testing is ONLY recommended for those who have SEVERE disease.
- Third, a child with cough and fever WHO HAS HAD NO EXPOSURE to a known infected person should be treated the same as any other cold/Flu. You may come to the office for exam and guidance if you normally would have done so, but don't feel like you need to come in if you normally would not have.
- Fourth, a child with cough and fever WHO HAS A KNOWN EXPOSURE TO A CONFIRMED CASE should NOT come to the office. If you or your family has a known exposure, the appropriate treatment is to stay home and take cold medicine until it passes, at least 14 days. The only time you should seek medical care is if the child begins to struggle to breathe and may require hospitalization. THEN YOU MUST CALL THE ER BEFORE GOING THERE and go to the ER. If you are unsure of whether or not you should be concerned or should be going to the ER, please call, and we will help you determine your best course of action.
- There are enough doomsday people out there. Please try to remain positive. This illness will pass, and the stock market will recover. This virus is a reminder to all of us that we do not control this world. We are not in charge. We just live here. No matter how crazy it gets, God is in control, and that tells me I have nothing to fear.
Our Mission Statement:
To create a medical home that interacts with families to provide hope, stability, and kindness through all phases of life; to use our specialized abilities to identify and assist children and families affected by abuse; and to honor God in all that we do.
Proud to be a Patient Centered Medical Home since 2012