Waiting Room & Illness Policy


New Beginning Pediatric Rehab (NBPR) is dedicated to the care and safety of our patients, employees & community.


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.  Please cancel your appoinment  if your child demonstrates any of the following:

Fever of 100.4 or higher - Nausea or vomiting - Diarrhea - Cough - Chills or shaking chills - Congestion or runny nose - Shortness of breath - Difficulty breathing - New loss of taste or smell - Muscle aches - Headache - Sore throat 


Teletherapy is available if desired.


4. Masks: Masks are now optional for patients, parents and therapists in private treatment rooms.  Please have a conversation with your therapist to determine if either of you request the other wear a mask.


5. 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.


6. Waiting Room Policy: NBPR enforces a “Closed” waiting area policy

          - 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.  

          - 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.


7. Signage: NBPR has placed door signage reminding those not to enter if they are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath.


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.