Please call our office as far in advance as possible to schedule your appointments. This will make it easier to choose times that are most convenient for you and your family. PCCO schedulers can be reached at 503-280-3418. Please have your insurance card available when you call. We will ask for your insurance information upon registering your child for an appointment. If you require a referral for your insurance this information must be received in our office prior to scheduling an appointment. If we do not have one it is up to you to gather the information (i.e. referral authorization number) in order to schedule.
Patients who walk into our clinic were referred by their primary care doctor or another specialist. Common reasons for referrals include:
♥ Heart Murmurs
♥ Syncope (fainting)
♥ EKG or Echocardiogram Results requiring further Analysis/Consultation
♥ Clearance for Sports Participation
We at Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon understand that many patients' families have questions or concerns regarding their child's first visit. Therefore, we have created informational outlines to help address these concerns and to help our staff provide the best patient care for your child.
Non Urgent and Follow-up Appointments
Non urgent and follow-up appointments can be made by calling our office Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We currently do not schedule more than 6 months out for follow-up appointments. PLEASE have your insurance card available.
We do our best to accommodate our patients’ needs during an appointment. When requesting an appointment, please be as detailed as possible about your child and the reason that he/she is being referred so that we may reserve the appropriate amount of time with the most suitable cardiologist to give you and your child the best possible care. If your child has had previous cardiac testing (i.e. electrocardiogram (or EKG), echocardiogram, or chest x-ray) please inform us when scheduling the appointment as these results are useful to our cardiologists when they evaluate your child.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call the office at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule. A $50 Late Cancellation/No Show fee will be charged to you directly if less than 24-hour notice is given. We do understand that emergencies occur and are willing to discuss these situations upon cancellation to avoid charging you the $50 fee.
What you will need upon check-in
On the day of your appointment, please bring the following;
- Current insurance card
- Co-payment (if required)
You will be asked to verify all of the information that we have taken over the phone when scheduling the appointment. If any of this information has changed (i.e. phone numbers, address, primary care physician) we ask that you update us at the time of check-in as to help ensure that payment for your care is as smooth as possible.