Doing your part for your first appointment with Temecula pediatricians can ensure that your appointment for your child goes smoothly. The first appointment for your child is one of the most important appointments when it comes to paperwork and administrative needs.
Have Your Paperwork Ready
For your first appointment at any of the pediatricians you will need to bring with you:
- Any medical records (if you have access to them)
- Insurance card (for the child or indicating the child has insurance)
- Identification (parents)
In the best case scenario you will have been able to gather your child’s medical records but in the event you cannot get your hands on the records, list any conditions or medications that your child is taking and bring it with you to the first appointment.
You should have your insurance card indicating that your child has coverage and your identification.
You want to arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first appointment to take care of any paperwork that is required. Allow yourself enough time to fill out the medical history and other forms that you are required. The office depends on a tight schedule so you want to be done with the paperwork before your scheduled appointment to ensure no delays.
During the Appointment
The first appointment is the time that you should bring up any concerns that you have about your child. It can help to write a list before your appointment. Make a list of all the things that you want to speak to the provider about so that you do not forget anything on the day of your appointment.
Your child will be examined and the health history that you provided will be discussed.
Children’s Primary Care Medical Group offers health care for children of all ages.