Well Child Visits & Immunizations
Well child visits and immunizations are a very important part of maintaining your child’s health. At these visits, we look not only for signs of illness or disease, but also we make sure that your child’s development is proceeding normally.
Usually, our well child visits are scheduled for ages Newborn, 1-2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months and 3 years old. We then continue to see our patients on a yearly basis until age 18.
Immunizations are generally coordinated with well child visits and are a very important part of preventive care. These vaccines help prevent a number of potentially serious diseases. We administer vaccinations based on the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sick Child Visits
If you feel that your child is sick, please call our office as early as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.
After Hours Telephone Calls
One of our providers is always available for emergency situations when our office is not open. All after hours calls are screened by specialty trained pediatric nurses. These pediatric nurses are authorized to give phone advice about the treatment of illnesses. Our pediatrician on call is always available to them for unusual problems or for patients who may need immediate medical care. This service can be accessed by calling (859) 276-2594.
Prescription Refill Policy
If your child is in need of a medication refill, Commonwealth Pediatrics requires that your child be up to date on all of his or her routine well exams. Some medications may require ongoing management and therefore require regular medication check visits (e.g. ADHD medication).
Prescription refill requests received over the weekend will be handled the following business day. We ask that you notify us one week before you run out of medication.
No-Show/Cancellation of Appointments
We understand that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make it to a scheduled appointment. As a courtesy to our providers, and other patients on our waiting list, we require a 24-hour advanced notice for cancellation of any scheduled appointment. Please call our office if you cannot make your appointment. Any patient who does not show for their scheduled appointment, or fails to provide proper advanced cancellation of a scheduled appointment, may be charged a $50.00 no-show/cancellation fee. This fee will not be paid by your insurance company. Commonwealth Pediatrics, PSC reserves the right to dismiss patients with excessive no-show or improper advanced cancellations.