We can now perform telemedicine for certain appointments. Please call the office to see if telemedicine would be appropriate for you. 

COVID-19 Updates

Our office has been closely following the guidelines and advice set forth by global and local health experts. As of 5/29/2020, we are enacting the following modifications to our office:

  • The office is open during our normal office hours, however the entrance doors are locked. No one will enter the facility before they are screened for fever and Covid 19 exposure. 
  • When you arrive for an appointment, please remain in your car and call the office to check-in. Pediatric patients will enter through door 207, MDVIP patients will enter through door 206. Please do not approach the door until you have spoken to our staff and had your temperature taken.
  • We are scheduling appointments for all essential and non-essential visits. We have restructured our schedules to ensure the safety of our staff and our patients. If you scheduled an appointment for June or July, it may need to be moved to a different time or changed to a tele-health visit. Please expect to receive a call from our office, however you are welcome to call with any questions.
  • We are able to test our symptomatic patients for Covid 19 in our parking lot, if you are experiencing symptoms, please call for an appointment. 
  • Our phones will now turn off at 4:30pm. Dr. Schmidlein's Friday hours will remain the same.

    For general guidance and information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the CDC website and the AA County Department of Health page. Please see this AAP page for new information regarding the possible effects of COVID-19 on children.

    For information about testing, including drive-through options please visit

    Free and Reduced Meals: The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has the capability to provide three meals a day, and a snack, to students impacted by the closure of schools. MSDE has hundreds of meal distribution centers across the state, which you can find at

    SCHOOL/CAMP FORMS INFO: Please see our temporary forms policy to see how our office will be handling school/camp/sports forms this summer.
    COVID TESTING OPTIONS FOR ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS (please note that this information changes often, it is always best to call ahead and/or make an appointment for testing.        *this facility currently provides rapid test results. We have been told they only do 200 tests per day therefore it is recommended to get in line by 7:30am.             *AA County Health Dept on 3 Harry S Truman Pkwy Annapolis 21401

    Dear Patients: Please stay safe and protect your loved ones! Despite moving into Phase 3, we strongly encourage you to remain vigilant, Covid19 is still being passed on to many of our patients, friends and loved ones. The ONLY way to keep your family safe is to avoid unnecessary travel, avoid large crowds, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and wear a mask within 6 feet of anyone outside of your household.
    Sincerely, Dr.s Hackett, Schmidlein and Ginsburg
    When the office is closed, if you have a medical concern and would like to speak to a nurse or reach the physician on-call, our after hours number is 443-481-3061.
    MDVIP patients should call Dr. Schmidlein's cell number.
    Have a safe and happy holiday!