Virginia Pediatric and Adolescent Center
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What should I bring to my child's visit to your office?

The first time you bring your child to our office for a visit, it is helpful to arrive 15-20 minutes early so that you have time to complete paperwork with insurance and contact information.  Please bring your insurance card, any needed co-pay, and any additional paperwork relevant to the visit.

If you are bringing a newborn our physicians saw at Inova Fairfax or Fair Oaks Hospital, you do not need to bring any paperwork.  If you are bringing a newborn we did not see in the hospital, please bring any discharge paperwork you received.  If you are bringing an older child who is a new patient to our practice (or a returning patient after an extended abscence), please bring immunization records, growth charts, and any other medical history records you have.

For new and established patients, it is helpful if you bring any medications (other than those requiring refrigeration) your child has been prescribed by us or by other physicians, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins/supplements.  Bringing in the actual medications and associated devices can be helpful for us to review dosages and administration techniques for inhalers etc.

If the adult bringing a child to a visit with us is not a custodial parent of that child, please make sure--if it is not already in that child's chart--to bring a signed note consenting for that person to seek care and treatment for that child; please give the relative/caretaker's full name in that authorization note.  Please have the custodial parent sign and write his or her full name, date the note, and provide a contact phone number.

Thank you so much for your help to facilitate good care for your child!