Services We Offer
- Waiting Rooms
- Each of our offices provides separate waiting rooms for well children, sick children, and newborns.
- Prenatal Visits
- As a service to our expectant parents we provide prenatal consultations. Please contact any of our offices to make an appointment.
- Diagnostic Testing
- All of our offices provide lab and x-ray services on site. However, certain specialty testing may need to be referred to outside facilities.
- We make every effort to see sick children the day the call is placed for an appointment. Well visits and physicals can usually be accommodated within one to two weeks.
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
- For emergency situations, we have a 24-hour answering service available to you.
- Referral Department
- All of our offices have referral departments. If necessary, our staff will help coordinate a referral to a specialist for your child.
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Exams & Immunizations
Listed below is a schedule of immunizations and tests that are recommended. We hope to see you and your child during these months in order to provide the best possible care for your growing baby.
- 3-4 Days Newborn Check-up; Hepatitis B #1 (if not given in the hospital)
- 2 Weeks Repeat PKU-Thyroid Screen
- 1 Month Hepatitis B #2
- 2 Months DTaP #1, HIB #1, Polio #1, Prevnar #1, Rotateq #1
- 4 Months DTaP #2, HIB #2, Polio #2, Prevnar #2, Rotateq #2
- 6 Months DTaP #3, HIB #3, Prevnar #3, Rotateq #3
- 9 Months Hepatitis B #3,
- 12 Months Varicella #1, TBTest (PPD), MMR #1, Hepatitis A#1, urinalysis, hemoglobin and lead level (blood test)
- 15 Months HIB #4, Prevnar #4
- 18 Months DTaP #4, Polio #3, Hep A#2
- 2-4 Years Annual physical exam which includes hemoglobin, urinalysis, vision, hearing
- 4-6 Years: Prior to your child entering kindergarten, she will need a complete exam as well as DTaP #5, MMR #2, Polio #4, Varicella #2, hemoglobin, urinalysis and PPD, vision and hearing test. If your child is entering pre-kindergarten, some of these vaccines may be required prior to entry. Check with your school for details.
- 11-12 Years: TdaP, Menactra (meningitis), and Gardasil (HPV…females only), Complete physical which includes urinalysis, hemoglobin, vision, hearing, cholesterol check (if risk factors present).
In addition to this schedule, all children should be scheduled for a yearly checkup.
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FAQ About Patient Referrals
- 1) Do I need a referral?
- When your doctor requests your referral for a specialist or diagnostic testing and therapy they do not know if you require a referral or authorization. The referral department will contact your insurance and issue what is required. If nothing is required a letter will be sent to you with the information you will need to facilitate your doctors? request.
- 2) When will I receive my referral?
- Referrals are mailed within 5 to 7 business days as long as your insurance does not delay any authorizations needed. If you have important information and need special consideration, contact the referral department (see #6 below).
- 3) Who will I see or where do I go?
- All the information will be included with your referral.
If you have a specific provider you would like to be referred to contact the referral department (see #6 below).
- 4) Will you pick a specialist or facility on my plan?
- When a referral or authorization is required by your insurance we will be sure the person or facility is on your plan. If you need to know who your doctor recommends then contact our operator and leave the doctor a message for a call back to discuss this matter.
- 5) Will you make my appointment?
- Due to scheduling conflicts we encourage our parents to schedule their own specialist appointments and diagnostic testing.
- 6) How do I contact the referral department?
- The referral department can be reached by calling the office that your request was made in and selecting prompt #4.
- 7) What should I do if my referral expires?
- You may contact the referral department and request another referral. You do not have to see our doctors again.
NOTE: Proceeding without correspondence from Children?s Medical Center Referral Department could result in delayed patient care or insurance denial when prior authorization is required.