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When it comes to your child, you want them to have the best care possible. Choosing a medical provider in the Astoria area as your kid’s doctor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
The CMH Pediatric Clinic is the only specialty clinic for children (from birth to the age of 18) in our region. Our clinic in Astoria has pediatricians who are uniquely trained and qualified to address the physical, emotional, social and developmental needs of infants, children, and teens.
The pediatricians, nurses, and caregivers of the CMH Pediatric Clinic are pleased to welcome you to our practice! As a team, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents, and we are committed to providing your children with the best medical care possible. Our goal is to establish a long and healthy relationship with your family.
As a person-centered care organization, we support that as a parent or guardian, you are an important part of your child’s healthcare team. Our Seaside and Astoria pediatric clinics work collaboratively with you and strive to provide information and ongoing support that helps to maintain the physical and emotional health of your child so that they may reach their full potential.
Preventive care is an important part of a child’s comprehensive healthcare. Our clinics here in Seaside and Astoria offer Well-child checkups that provide an opportunity to evaluate and monitor your child’s growth and development and are scheduled to allow the medical provider additional time to assess and discuss your child’s health as well as to address your questions and concerns.
We follow the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines for recommended well-child checkup dates:
The CMH Pediatric Clinic offers a full range of pediatric services for the positive health and development of the child in your care, including:
CMH Pediatric Clinic also provides patient-centered consultation and treatment of the following complex conditions:
Q: Can I have someone else bring my child to their appointment?click to open
A: If your child is scheduled to have a well-child checkup, we must have a parent or guardian present. If your child is sick and needs an urgent appointment, you can provide a signed notice or call our office to give verbal permission.
Q: Can I transfer care to another provider?click to open
A: Yes. Please contact our office to make arrangements.
Q: How can I obtain my child’s immunization record?click to open
A: The Pediatric Clinic can provide a copy of your child’s immunization records upon your request. Please contact our office to initiate a request.
Q: Can I meet with a pediatrician before my baby is born?click to open
A: Yes! The CMH Pediatric Clinic team wants you to feel totally confident and comfortable in your decision to trust us with the care of your child. We offer a complimentary prenatal consultation, as well as get acquainted consultations to help you and your child get familiar with and feel comfortable with the office and our providers. Please call 503-325-7337 to schedule your no-cost consultation.
Q: What is your policy on rescheduling and cancellations?click to open
A: If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule, as the remaining time reserved for you will not be sufficient for the provider to address your needs. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time.
Q: Are your services covered by insurance?click to open
Some services may not be covered by your insurance plan. Please ask your medical provider and your insurance provider about costs before planning any procedure.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment?click to open
Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment?click to open
When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test?click to open
Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled?click to open
If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: What do I do if I have questions between appointments?click to open
There are a couple different ways to reach your provider, the clinic nurse or the family transition planner. You may 1) send us a message through the patient portal, myCMH, or 2) call the clinic phone number, press "3" for more options, then select the person you'd like to reach.
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