Arriving for Your Visit
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to check in with the reception desk. We will verify any changes that may have occurred since your last visit and update your health record. Please call the office if you are running late. If you will be late, we will do our best to see you, however, if circumstances warrent, we may need to reschedule your appointment. Please bring your insurance card and co-payment (if applicable) with you. If you are sending your older child alone, please send him or her with a current insurance card and co-payment.
We encourage expectant parents to make an appointment to meet with us, preferably 1–2 months before the due date. This visit provides an opportunity to become acquainted and discuss questions or potential concerns. We will discuss how best to prepare for the delivery and immediate postnatal period of your baby’s care. To schedule a visit at your convenience, please call us at (860) 652-3325. There is no charge for this visit.
Well Child Exams
We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations regarding frequency of well-child exams. We schedule infants to be seen 1–3 days after birth, then at 2 weeks, followed by 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months of age. Beginning at age 3, it is recommended that children be seen annually. Please visit our Forms and Downloads page to view and print parent handouts organized according to the age for each recommended well-child visit.
Insurance Coverage & Billing
Screening exams. During well-child visits, we also perform a variety of screening exams such as vision, hearing, urinalysis, and developmental testing which are billed as separate services to your insurance company. Coverage for these services varies and we recommend that you verify coverage with your insurance company prior to your child’s visit. Your insurance may apply these to your deductible or require you to pay a co-pay or co-insurance. Please visit our Forms and Downloads page under Information for New and Established Patients for a list of well-child exam screenings performed. We have included the procedure code so that you may verify coverage with your insurance plan.
Follow up or sick visits during well child exams. In addition to well child visits, we may also see your child if he/she is not feeling well or needs to follow up on a chronic problem like asthma, ADHD, or diabetes. We usually refer to these as “sick visits” or “chronic visits”. Typically, routine well child visits and sick/chronic visits occur at different appointments. There are times when they may occur on the same day, such as when an asthma or ADD/ADHD follow up occurs during your scheduled well visit, or you ask us to address an illness during your child’s well visit. When this occurs, we must bill for each service separately. The visit will be processed by your insurance company according to your policy. A co-pay or deductible may apply.
We always recommend that you check with your plan to confirm coverage for services. Benefit plans are highly individualized. Inclusions/exclusions, payment responsibility, covered services, network requirements, and limits are unique to your specific plan. You should always confirm your specific benefits with your employer, human resources professional, and/or health plan representative.
Somerset Pediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Me: a program designed to support the health of your family! Focused on the promotion of healthy lifestyles including increased physical activity, wholesome nutrition, and family centered care, Healthy Me seeks to provide your family with the resources needed to eat right and be fit. Offering a variety of services, our comprehensive program provides you with access to educational and community resources, tasty recipes, an interactive website, as well as a pediatric certified dietitian available for consultation in your child’s ProHealth office. Your pediatrician and our office staff are an essential part of this program, so ask them about it today! To learn more, visit our website here.
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