In light of the recent activity of the 2019 novel coronavirus, Coastal Kids would like to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and are working with the appropriate agencies to provide the best and appropriate care for our patients and families.

If you have recently traveled to China, in particular to the city of Wuhan, or have been in contact with someone suspected or known to have the novel coronavirus, please call Coastal Kids IMMEDIATELY to assess for possible coronavirus infection.

The 2019 novel coronavirus is part of the larger coronavirus family that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory infections such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome).  The novel coronavirus can present with a cough, runny nose and fever, but can also be associated with shortness of breath and respiratory distress. Infants, chronically ill patients, and immune compromised patients can be more susceptible to complications.  

To help prevent the spread of infections, please continue to practice good hygiene.  As a reminder, this includes proper handwashing, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth, limiting close contact with those who are sick, and cleaning surfaces regularly.  Additional recommendations can be found at CDC- Prevention and Orange County Health Care Agency- Prevention.

For the latest developments on the novel coronavirus, please visit CDC- Updates or Orange County Health Care Agency – Updates

If you have questions about your child’s health, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.  At Coastal Kids, your child’s health and well-being is our top priority.


Credits: Dr. Sandy Oak Lee, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Sandy Oak Lee, M.D. FAAP, is Board certified in Pediatrics and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lee graduated cum laude from Cornell University, with her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then received her Medical degree from the New York Medical College and completed her residency at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Lee joined Coastal Kids in 2004. She places a focus on preventative care, infant care, and helping “at-risk teens.” As a humanitarian physician, she enjoys volunteering her time and expertise abroad in Mexico, Central America, and Asia. Dr. Lee was raised in Irvine, where she currently resides with her husband and two young children. Learn more about Dr. Lee.