Planning Your Visit
New patient forms
You may complete medical forms during your first visit to the clinic or complete the form in the New Patient Packet before your visit. Please arrive early to complete your forms.
Your first visit
The Pediatric Surgery Clinic is located on the 7th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital. A visit to the clinic helps us understand your child's medical needs and options for treatment. We are here to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. The first step in your visit is to sign-in at the electronic touch screen. Because our waiting area is small, we have a limit of two family or friends who may come with the patient.
Before your visit
Please bring laboratory results, x-rays, other imaging results, or clinical history relating to your child's diagnosis. It is vital for the surgeon to review your child's x-ray films and medical history before a surgical consultation. You may get these records from your primary care doctor's office or from the medical institution where the records originated. Our department accepts records by postal mail, fax, or hand-delivery.
During your visit
You will need the following items if this is your first appointment in the surgery clinic:
- Social Security card
- Information about the child's closest relative (name, address, phone numbers)
- Insurance card
- Referral or order sheet from primary care doctor
- Medical records, lab work, and X-rays
- Advanced Directives or Power of Attorney. Call our Admitting Department at (615) 343-9962 for blank forms.
Information for all visits
If you are running late, call us at (615) 936-1050. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we may need to reschedule your visit.
The waiting area has toys, magazines, video games, and a VCR for your children. Parental supervision is required in the waiting area.
Should your child's symptoms worsen or you have questions regarding surgery, follow-up or medication, call our office at (615) 936-1050. Office staff and nurses are available to answer your questions during normal business hours. If your child's symptoms worsen when our office is closed, call the emergency number provided during your clinic visit.
Please notify your surgeon if you are not the legal guardian of the child or if you have custody of the child. Also let the surgeon know if the child is allergic to any medications or materials, has any other health-related issues, requires special equipment, or is under the care of the state.
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