Pediatric Clinics Hard Hit By COVID-19 As Patients Stay Home

Oregon pediatricians have experienced steep declines in patient visits during the pandemic, sparking layoffs and concerns that clinics in rural areas could shutter entirely.

Parents have delayed wellness check-ups for their children for more than a month, concerned about exposing them to the virus. Pediatricians also have been affected by Gov. Kate Brown’s order banning non-urgent procedures, though that’s been partially lifted.

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