When it comes to your child, you want them to have the best care possible. Choosing a medical provider for them is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
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. We 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.
The CMH Pediatric Clinic is the only specialty clinic for children (from birth to the age of 18) in our region. Our pediatricians are uniquely trained and qualified to address the physical, emotional, social and developmental needs of infants, children, and teens.
Preventive care is an important part of a child’s comprehensive healthcare. Well-child checkups 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 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 should I bring to my child’s first appointment? click to open
A: Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at the appointment? click to open
A: When you arrive, we will take a photograph of the patient that will accompany their chart for identification purposes. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the patient’s healthcare team, you’ll receive educational materials pertaining to the reason for the visit, and you’ll be able to ask questions and bring concerns to your medical provider. The patient will be given age-appropriate screenings on emotional, social, physical and developmental health.
Q: How will I learn the results of my child’s tests? click to open
A: Normal results may be sent by mail. Any results of concern will be communicated by phone, or in some cases by 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 days, please call for the status of the results. 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 the patient’s medical information, we will provide a release of information form for your signature.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled? click to open
A: If you need a refill of your child’s medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three business days for all refill requests, and follow up with your provider as scheduled to ensure continuation of refills on a safe and timely basis.
Please note that refill requests may be denied if we have not seen your child for a certain period of time, depending upon the particular health condition. We will communicate with you regarding any reasons for denial or the need for a follow-up visit prior to refill. Keep in mind that controlled substances require signed prescriptions by law, and cannot be filled without a patient encounter.
Q: What do I do if I have questions between appointments? click to open
A: 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.
Q: Are your services covered by insurance? click to open
A: 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: 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 transfer care to another provider? click to open
A: Yes. Please contact our office to make arrangements.
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.
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