Dowd Medical Associates

Office Policies During Pandemic

Please note that mask mandates remain in effect for medical facilities, including our office. We ask that all patients and siblings over the age of 2 and accompanying adults wear a mask upon entering our office.


  • On arrival for your well child's well visit, please enter through the front door and check in at the front desk, after which you will be directed to an exam room.
  • Please call the office if your child or anyone in your household has had contact with a covid + person, are waiting for pending coronavirus test results, or has any history of symptoms consistent with coronavirus, including:
    • Headache (if in combination with other symptoms)
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Fatigue (when in combination with other symptoms)
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose (when in combination with other symptoms)
    • Cough (not due to a known illness)
    • Fever > 100 degree F
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat


  • Call our office as usual for any concerns about your child; please DO NOT GO to urgent care, emergency care or just walk in without calling us first, unless you need to call 911.
  • We do have in house testing available for coronavirus, however availability is dependent on daily supply and staffing availability.


107 Woburn Street,

Reading, MA 01867


2 Haven Street,

Suite 309

Reading, MA 01867

Useful Websites

Your Guide to Masks

CDC guidance on face masks

Mask Mythbusters

Common misconceptions about face masks