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If my child is ill and your office is closed, should we go to the closest Urgent Care or Minute Clinic?
- A well visit is a thorough visit where we monitor your child’s development and provide preventative care for your child. This includes monitoring of growth and development, vision screening, hearing screening, sports physicals, immunizations, and parent counseling on relevant topics including healthy diet, behavior, academics, anticipatory guidance, and safety precautions.
- A sick visit is primarily to asses and treat an acute or chronic illness.
- Conferences are longer visits, typically to discuss complex or behavioral issues.
We are also happy to see expectant parents for a free prenatal visit.
If a diagnosis is found during a well visit that requires additional management, will additional fees be added?
Scientific evidence has established that childhood vaccines are safe and protect children from serious illness. Children who do not receive immunizations are susceptible to potentially life-threatening illnesses and present a risk to the other children they come into contact with and the community at large. The potential consequences of vaccine preventable diseases include hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, seizures, brain damage, and even death.
In pediatrics, we have seen the tremendous benefits of childhood vaccinations. At the same time, we have seen how misinformation about vaccines has put children at risk for illness. We understand the difficulty parents may have in sorting through the vast quantities of data on vaccine safety, and we are here to help guide you and answer all of your vaccine related questions.
At each visit we will review your child’s health record and discuss with you any vaccines that are recommended. Your child’s vaccine record is kept in your child’s chart as well as in the Virginia Commonwealth computer database, which allows us to print out each child’s vaccine record for school and camp forms. We participate in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program and utilize the Virginia Immunization Information System to maintain vaccine records for all immunizations, whether covered by VFC and or private insurance.