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Department of Pediatrics

Before Your Appointment


Welcome! We look forward to seeing your child at SIU Department of Pediatrics. We have a few suggestions to help us provide better service to you and your family:

  • Before your appointment, we request that your child's medical records be sent from your primary care physician and any specialists your child may have seen, so that we are as up to date as possible regarding your child's medical condition.

  • Please contact your insurance company to find out if a written letter of referral is required from your primary care physician. You should also know at which hospital outpatient laboratory testing is covered under your policy.

  • New patient visits are frequently longer than return visits, so please plan accordingly. This allows us to maximize your child's experience by reviewing previous records, lab studies, imaging, and discussing your concerns in detail. It is important that you arrive on time for your appointment so that your child will have the benefit of the full appointment time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to cancel and/or reschedule.

  • Driving directions are available - please see our side menu bar.

  • We pride ourselves in being a teaching institution. Please know that your child's physician may be accompanied by a medical student or a resident physician receiving specialized training in pediatrics. We hope this experience will be rewarding for all involved

  • Checklist to bring to appointment:
    o Any required letter of referral
    o Insurance card
    o Previous medical records if not mailed or faxed
    o All your questions!
We look forward to working with you and your family. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can serve you better in any way.