Checklist: Choosing a Health Care Provider

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Checklist: Choosing a Health Care Provider

Guiding Your Child Through The Infant Year
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Checklist: Choosing a Health Care Provider
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Choosing a health care provider for your baby can be a daunting task, make it easier by following our checklist.
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Checklist: Choosing a Health Care Provider
Finding the best doctor for your baby is very important for you both. Use our checklist to keep questions and notes organized while making your decision.
 
Does this doctor accept my insurance?
YesNo
 
What types of doctors are in the practice (pediatrician, family practice, internal medicine/pediatrics)?

 
Are they board-certified?
YesNo
 
Who will see my baby in the hospital for the newborn visit?

 
Will the same person see my child at each well-child visit?
YesNo
 
Who will see my child for sick visits?

 
What are regular office hours?

 
If my child is sick, can he or she be seen in the office that day?
YesNo
 
What is the availability of the doctors in the evening and on weekends?

 
How are telephone calls and emergencies handled when the office is not open?

 
Who responds to questions over the telephone during office hours?

 
Who covers for the doctor when he or she is sick or on vacation?

 
How difficult is it to get an appointment?

 
How long do patients usually have to wait in the waiting room?

 
Is there a play area in the waiting room with age-appropriate toys?
YesNo
 
Does the waiting room have separate areas for sick children and well children?
YesNo
 
Is the office neat and clean?
YesNo
 
Is the staff helpful and courteous?
YesNo
 
Is the office conveniently located?
YesNo
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