Childcare Physician New Patients

At Child Care Physicians we offer friendly and courteous healthcare for your child. We welcome the opportunity to provide this service to your family, and to keep your child healthy. Please contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Presently, we are accepting new patients.

After choosing one of our providers as your new pediatrician, remember to call and inform your insurance company of your child’s new primary care provider prior to their first appointment to avoid being denied coverage. Please remember to bring a current copy of your insurance card to your initial visit, and again anytime you receive a new card. We will also require you to bring in your child's most recent immunization record. If you would like to download and print new patient forms, you are welcome to fill these out at home and bring them with you to your first appointment. If not, we will provide them when you arrive.

Expectant Parents

Congratulations on the new baby joining your family! It is not required for you to contact our office or come in for a prenatal visit before the baby is born.

However, if you desire, Childcare Physicians would be happy to schedule a prenatal visit to meet our doctors. We will give you a tour of the office, talk about our pediatric practice, discuss what to expect in the hospital and when to schedule well appointments during the first year.

This is an opportunity to have some of your questions and concerns answered by our pediatric providers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at (618) 235-2311.

Newborn Care

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! Are you looking for a newborn doctor? At Childcare Physicians, we know that having a baby is one of the most joyous experiences of your life. We are committed to helping you care for your baby during this exciting time. Please call our office within 2-3 days of discharge from the hospital to schedule your first pediatric office visit. During your visit, your pediatrician will administer a physical exam and discuss your baby’s growth and development, as well as answer any of your questions or concerns regarding your new baby.

Children Under 3 Wellness Visits

Regular check-ups are encouraged at 2-months, 4-months, 6-months, 9-months, 12-months, 15-months, 18-months and 24-months, and again at 30-months of age. At each well visit appointment, we review overall health, medications, diet, activity, sleep, safety, and parenting concerns. Childcare Physicians will perform a complete physical exam and give age appropriate advice.

As at part of our well child visits, we utilize AAP recommended developmental screening tools appropriate for infants and toddlers. Immunizations are usually given at each of these visits. We feel that immunizations are very important and we follow the AAP guidelines for administrations. Vaccines will be discussed at each visit and your questions will be answered.

*Once you have confirmed your appointment with our office staff please log in to your portal account and complete the developmental surveys. Also, we recommend scheduling your next appointment with your doctor before you leave the office at your scheduled visits.

Children and Adolescents/Young Adults:

We encourage a yearly check-up/physical for every child starting at age 3. At these visits, we review overall health, medications, diet, activity, sleep, school and social functioning, developmental milestones and perform a complete physical exam. We routinely perform mental health screening and pre-participation sports assessments per AAP guidelines. Immunizations are also administered at these visits according to AAP guidelines.

*Once you have confirmed your appointment with our office staff please log in to your portal account and complete the developmental surveys. Also, we recommend scheduling your next appointment with your doctor before you leave the office at your scheduled visits.

 

Sick Visits: Same Day

If your child is sick, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We have reserved time slots available every day for sick kids needing “same day TLC.” At Childcare Physicians, we know the importance of providing same day sick visits for appointments. Please give us a call.

Our phones are answered from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday and select Saturdays.