We will discuss weight, height and either head circumference or body mass index. Growth charts will be provided and reviewed.
One of the most important services we provide is well child visits, where the staff and physician can collaborate with the patient and family to optimally develop mental, physical and social health. Together we can achieve and maintain physical and emotional well-being of all the patients under our care.
We follow the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures.Detailed schedule and handouts »
We will discuss weight, height and either head circumference or body mass index. Growth charts will be provided and reviewed.
We will discuss age-appropriate developmental milestones.
We will administer life-saving immunizations according to the recommended CDC schedule. Well child visits must be current in order to update missing vaccines.
We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines regarding hearing and vision screening. State-of-the-art hearing and vision tests are routinely administered at age-appropriate visits.
We will discuss age-appropriate nutrition at every well child visit and correlate with the patient’s growth curves.
We will discuss age appropriate behavior, such as separation anxiety, changes in sleep habits, and temper tantrums, as well as the use of appropriate discipline techniques.
We will discuss progress in school and any academic concerns that may arise.
Scheduled well child visits also serve as sports/camp physical exams.
We know parenting teens can be challenging and we are here to help. At your teen’s wellness visit, we will review healthy approaches to the transitions they are experiencing. Your doctor will generally spend time talking with you and your teen, then time will be allotted to each patient to review any topics they want to discuss privately. This allows an opportunity for your child to advocate for their own health.
Because we understand children can become ill quickly and unexpectedly, we offer same-day sick appointments. We manage minor injuries, including wound closure and some splinting/casting.
X-ray and lab are available on site for older children age 6 years and above, for younger children we utilize the lab and radiology services at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Some chronic health conditions such as asthma, ADHD, and mental health require regular follow-ups and medication checks with your chosen pediatrician at least every 6-12 months, or more frequently based on a child’s individual situation.
We offer telemedicine appointments. For many concerns, such as follow up appointments, consults and even some sick visits, we can see your child with a telemedicine visit from the comfort and safety of your own home. We are not able to provide telemedicine well visits or for any patient that is out of the state.
These visits can be scheduled during our normal office hours. We want to provide you with expanded access to your child’s medical home and keep your family out of the emergency room or urgent care.
To set up a Telemedicine visit, please call our main number (206) 368-6080 with your child’s name, DOB, and preferred method of contact.
During Office Hours
One of our front office staff will schedule your appointment time.
You will be sent a link to our Telemedicine waiting room. These virtual visits can be performed using a smart phone or computer (with Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers).
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Remember, if your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
As pediatricians and parents, we know that having 24/7 access to health care advice is very important.
If you have an urgent concern, always call our office at (206) 368-6080, regardless of the time of day.
We encourage families to call during business hours and utilize our website and symptom checker for after-hours care. If you need to call, you will be connected with a pediatric-trained triage nurse from Sound Consulting Nurses. There is a $10 fee per call for this service. Your insurance will not be billed for this fee, and it will be your responsibility.
Questions about mild illnesses and non-urgent concerns can usually wait until the next morning. Please call during office hours for non-urgent medical advice and to schedule appointments.
Our A to Z Resource Guide contains some valuable home-care advice, as well as a symptom checker.
If you have a non-urgent question, you can send a message to us via our patient portal. Please allow up to three business days for a response.
If it is determined that your child needs to be seen by a doctor before morning, you may be referred to one of the facilities below. If you’re not sure where to bring your child, consult this guide:Emergency or Urgent Care »
Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Room
24 hours, 7 days a week
Seattle Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Clinics
Seattle, Everett, Federal Way, Bellevue
Monday – Thursday: 4pm-10:30pm.
Saturday – Sunday: 11am-8pm
Please schedule online or call (206) 987-2211 for an appointment. Please have the following information available when you call:
We, the physicians of North Seattle Pediatrics, believe that vaccinating your child is the most important health-promoting intervention we can provide.
We believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We have reviewed current studies and available literature, and we agree with their conclusions that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We believe, therefore, that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. These vaccines and their schedule are the results of many years of scientific study.
Because of the success of vaccines in preventing disease, many people have not seen the diseases we are immunizing against. Sometimes this causes parents to question the necessity of vaccinating their children. However, failure to vaccinate your child puts him/her in danger of serious disease as well as endangering other children and adults he or she encounters.
To keep you informed and to address any concerns you may have, we will provide you with information about each vaccine your child needs. Your child’s doctor will be happy to address any concerns you have about immunizations during his or her well child appointment.
If you choose to delay or forego vaccinations for your child, we will ask you to sign a vaccination refusal form. This form documents that we have informed you of the risks of delaying or denying immunizations, and that you choose for your child not to receive one or more vaccines, against our recommendations.
Looking for a copy of your child’s immunizations? From MyKidsChart (the online portal), you can print out a copy of his/her immunizations. If you need an official (CIS) form for school, please follow this set up process for MyIR.
If your child needs an immunization, and is not due for a well-child checkup, please call our office at (206) 368-6080 to schedule an appointment.
Our A to Z Guide includes an information sheet about each vaccine your child needs, as well as a list of reliable web sites where you can read facts about immunizations and vaccines.Learn more »
Our goal is to provide the safest and highest quality of care to our patients at all times. One of the ways we do this is to have your child’s regular doctor, who knows your child the best, refill his or her prescription medications. Some medications require periodic adjustments, and your child’s doctor wants to work closely with you to determine when these are necessary.
To better serve our families, we refill prescriptions during office hours only. This allows us to have access to your child’s chart, ensuring proper medical care and follow up.
We require 3 business days (before you run out of the medicine) to process all refill requests. Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.
Please call your pharmacy during office hours and ask them to submit the refill electronically or to fax us a refill request. Our fax number is 206-368-6088.
Stimulants are medicines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They are part of a class of medications called controlled substances. Our doctors will send these prescriptions electronically, directly to your pharmacy of choice.Download our ADHD Medication Policy »
You may call or send a portal message requesting the refill needed. Please include the name of the medication and dose your child takes with your request.
For electronic refills we request 3 business before you run out of the medicine. For mailing prescriptions, we ask that you request the refill at least 5 business days. This allows your primary physician to be involved in the refill. Refill requests go to the primary physician and will not be filled by an on-call physician unless your primary physician is out of the office for over 5 business days.
Contact our office at (206) 368-6080 or use the patient portal to send a request to your primary physician.
Most pediatric concerns can be diagnosed and treated at our office. However, should your child need a consultation from the specialist, our physicians will discuss the proposed referral with you and then initiate the process.
When is a referral required for my child to see a specialist?
It is always a good idea to contact our office before taking your child for specialty care. We can make your doctor aware of your child’s medical condition and give you recommendations so your child receives the best possible care. If you have a managed care policy, the charges will not be covered without a referral from your primary care physician. Many specialists also require a letter and chart notes from your PCP prior to scheduling even if your insurance does not require one.
What if I see a specialist and forget to request a referral first?
Some insurance policies will allow for retroactive referrals but some will not. You may be responsible for the charges. Call our business office as soon as possible after your child is seen.
What should I do if my doctor refers my child to a clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital?
Our office will need to submit an appointment request to the clinic before they will schedule your child. Please allow 3-4 business days for this process to be completed before you call to schedule. If your doctor did not provide you with the direct number to call, you can contact the main hospital operator at 206-987-2000 and they will connect you with the specialty clinic.
What if I am seen at the Children’s After Hours Clinic or an Urgent Care Center?
If your insurance policy requires referrals, please contact our office on the next business day.
What if my doctor recommends speech, physical or occupational therapy services for my child?
You should first check with your insurance company to see what services are covered by your plan. Some policies do not cover ‘neurodevelopmental services’, or will only cover them up to a certain age or for a certain type of diagnosis. If services are covered, you will need to go to a contracted provider and have a prescription from your doctor. Our office can provide you with a list of resources in your area.
What if my child requires a mental health or behavioral consultation?
Mental health and behavioral consults are often handled differently by the insurance companies. Please refer to the special phone number on the back of your insurance card to access these benefits. In many cases, this type of referral must be initiated by the parent/guardian as opposed to the doctor’s office.
Is your middle school or high school student interested in trying out for a school team sport?
To prevent any delays in participating, your child needs to have a current well child exam at our office. Most schools require an athletic clearance or physical form to be completed and signed by our doctors every year. We can only complete this form if you child has had a well child/sports physical exam within the past two years.
Please allow 3-4 business days for our staff to complete the form. Also, prior to sending the form to our office, please complete the health history section or fill out our health history questionnaire.
Any questions about the forms? Please contact your school’s athletic department.
Our fax: 206-368-6088. Or the forms can be scanned and sent to us via the MyKidsChart patient portal.
10330 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Call us to schedule an appointment. Saturday visits are reserved for acute illness of recent onset.
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:30pm
10:00am – 12:00pm
9:30am – 12:00pm
If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
Otherwise, see our guide to after-hours calls and urgent care.