Q: Is your office accepting new patients?
A: Currently, Larissa Schulze, CPNP, is accepting new patients transferring in, our other providers are closed at this time.
Q: Can I schedule a meet and greet with a pediatrician?
A: Due to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we are not scheduling in-office meet and greets at this time. However, please call us and we can provide you with information about our office, well-child visits, immunizations, and much more.
Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment?
A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during the following business hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30am–7:45pm
Saturday 7:45am until last scheduled appointment
Q: When should I call to make an appointment?
A: To enable a better selection of time and day, please call for appointments as early as possible. If you are unable to make it to a well-child appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. If you are unable to make it to a sick appointment, please notify us 1 hour in advance. This will provide the opportunity for another patient in need of care to be seen.
Q: When should I add my child to my health insurance?
A: As soon as your child is born, contact your employer’s human resource department or your insurance agent. Most insurance companies only allow 30 days from the child’s birth date to add a dependent to your policy.
Q: What questions should I ask my insurance provider?
A: Please confirm the following information:
- Is ABC Pediatrics a participating provider in my insurance plan?
- Does my insurance cover well care visits?
- Does my insurance cover immunizations?
- Are there any limits?
- Do I have copay?
- Do I have a deductible? And if so, what services are subject to deductible?
Q: How often will my child be seen for well visits and immunizations?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:
- 3 to 5 days
- 2 weeks
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 3 years
- And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
Q: What to do when the office is closed?
A: If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911. For non-life-threatening problems, please call our main number (630-355-0003) to be directed to the physician on call. For other issues such as appointment rescheduling/cancellations or prescription refill requests please leave a message for our front staff and we will return your call the following business day.