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What you need to know before your First Appointment

First Appointment

Arrive 15 minutes early for check-in. You will be asked to present your health insurance card, as well as any co-payment, at the time of your visit.

Allow 60-90 minutes for your first visit.

Dress your child in comfortable clothing, they may be asked to change into a gown.

Bring paperwork for school and sport clearance, if needed.

Medical Records – If you have any prior medical records of cardiovascular testing your child has received, please let our office know so that we may obtain the records prior to your visit. You may also bring any hard copies to your appointment.

Testing – your child’s provider may order an ECG or echocardiogram, which will be performed during your appointment. Children may find it hard to be cooperative during such procedures, so bringing a favorite toy or book for distraction can be helpful.

Cancellations – if you are unable to make your appointment, please let us know at least 24-hours in advance. A $50 fee for no-show visits will be applied.

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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.

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