Our personable front office staff is prepared to assist with all of your scheduling needs. Please be aware that all well-child and ill visits are by appointment only.
If you need to schedule a well-child appointment for your child, be aware that these appointments are 30 minute appointments and are typically scheduled three months in advance of the due date.
|When to Call for Well Appointments|
|Need appt. for April '18||Call Jan. 4th '18|
|Need appt. for May '18||Call Feb. 1st '18|
|Need appt. for June '18||Call March 1st '18|
|Need appt. for July '18||Call April 5th '18|
|Need appt. for Aug. '18||Call May 3rd '18|
|Need appt. for Sept. '18||Call June 7th '18|
|Need appt. for Oct. '18||Call July 5th '18|
|Need appt. for Nov. '18||Call Aug. 2nd '18|
|Need appt. for Dec. '18||Call Sept. 6th '18|
|Need appt. for Jan. '19||Call Oct. 4th '18|
|Need appt. for Feb. '19||Call Nov. 1st '18|
|Need appt. for March. '19||Call Dec. 6th '18|
|Need appt. for April '19||Call Jan. 3rd '19|
All CHP patients are seen on a by appointment only basis.
If your child is ill, we suggest that you call us as early in the day as possible regarding his/her illness. Typically the receptionist will take a message with pertinent information about your child and then have one of our nurses return your call.
The nurses will call you and discuss the illness/condition and determine if your child needs to be seen by a physician or if they can offer you sufficient help and advice over the phone.
If your child needs to be seen by the physician, the nurse will determine how soon they need to be seen and all efforts will be made to schedule an appointment at that appropriate time.
If your child’s situation requires emergency care, you will be referred to the Emergency room. Some minor cuts requiring stitches or adhesive glue can be managed by some of our physicians, so please call the office to speak with a nurse if this is your concern.
If you need advice regarding behavior, sleep issues, etc. your call will be handled in a similar fashion, with the nurses returning your call after consulting with a physician if necessary.
Regular well child check-ups are important to monitor your child's growth and development, as well as discuss important health topics pertinent to your child's age and medical issues. Infants and toddlers are seen at more frequent intervals to monitor them closely during this rapid period of change. It is recommended that all older children and adolescents get yearly physicals, preferably in their birthday month.
|2 Weeks||Hepatitis B (if not given as newborn in hospital)|
|2 Months||Hep B, DTaP- IPV-Hib (Pentacel), Pneumococcal Conjugate (Prevnar)* , rotavirus (RotaTeq)*|
|4 Months||Pentacel, Prevnar*, RotaTeq*|
|6 Months||Hep B, Pentacel, Prevnar*, RotaTeq*, Flu* (if season)|
|9 Months||Flu* (if season)|
|12 Months (not before 1st Birthday)||Chicken Pox (Varivax), Prevnar,* Hepatitis A*, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Flu* (if season), PPD (Tuberculosis test, if indicated)|
|15 Months||MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (if not given previously), DTaP, Hib, Flu* (if season), Hgb(Hemoglobin, if indicated)|
|18 Months||Hep A*, Flu shot* (if season)|
|2-4 years old||Hep A* (if not given previously), Flu shot* (if season)|
|4-5 year||DTaP, MMR, Varivax, IPV, Hep A* (if not given previously), Flu shot* (if season)|
|11-12 years old||Meningococcus (Menactra), TDaP, start HPV series (Gardasil)**, Hep A* (if not given previously), Varicella booster (Varivax) (if not given previously), Flu shot* (if season)|
|16-18 years old||Meningococcus booster (Menactra), HPV series (Gardasil)** (if not given previously), Meningitis B (Trumenba)***, Hep A* (if not given previously), Flu shot* (if season)|
*AAP and CDC recommended vaccine but not state required; however, Prevnar is required for all state-licensed daycares and preschools
**Gardasil protects against the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and genital warts, as well as many cancers of the mouth and throat. It is a 2 shot series, starting at age 9 and older. We routinely start the series at age 11. The second shot is given 6-12 months after the first. If started after the age of 15, it is a 3 dose series.
***Trumenba protects against meningococcal serogroup B and is a 2 dose series 6 months apart.
NOTE: ALL VACCINES AT CHILDREN'S HEALTH PARTNERS ARE PRESERVATIVE FREE!
Every fall, Children's Health Partners offers numerous flu vaccine clinics after hours and on weekends for your convenience.
AAP recommends ALL children aged 6 months - 18 years receive a flu vaccine.
It is recommended that all household contacts of infants under age 6 months receive a flu vaccine to protect the young infant.
Children under the age of 9 getting the flu vaccine for the 1st time need 2 doses (4-6 weeks apart).
Healthy children two years and above can get Flumist Nasal spray, if available, instead of the flu shot.
Read more about Influenza Vaccination in the health information section for more information.