Well Visits and Our Standard Vaccination Schedule
Patients are seen by appointment. At Well Visits we examine your child fully and evaluate his/her health, growth, and development carefully. Remember to ask your questions and concerns! These visits are more frequent in the newborn and infancy period and gradually spread out to once yearly after age 3 years. We strive to be on time as best we can! The appointment time given to you is the time the doctor is to see your child. Please come to the office early enough so that your child can be weighed, measured and be ready to be seen at the right time!
On arrival, check in at the reception window. Keep us up to date on all changes in insurance, addresses, telephone numbers, etc. If you require signed documents, have them available with the parent’s portions completed at the time you check in. There will be a processing fee for forms. Any required co-payment is due at the time you check in and failure to pay at the time of the visit will result in an additional fee. Exact change is appreciated.
In addition to this well visit/vaccine schedule, we have two other newborn visits at our office. After they are discharged from the hospital we like to see new babies two days later (although given the situation it also may be one to three days after they go home and the discharging physician decides when is best). We have a 2 week well-visit check for newborns as well.
|Visit at Age||Vaccines & Tests|
|Hepatitis B [1st in a Series of 3]|
|1 Month||Hepatitis B [2nd in a Series of 3]|
|2 Months||Pentacel-(DTaP, Hib, & IPV) [1st in a Series of 4]
Pneumococcal [1st in a Series of 4]
Rotavirus Oral Administration [1st in a Series of 3]
|4 Months||Pentacel-(DTaP, Hib, & IPV) [2nd in a Series of 4]
Pneumococcal [2nd in a Series of 4]
Rotavirus Oral Administration [2nd in a Series of 3]
|6 Months||Pentacel-(DTaP, Hib, & IPV) [3rd in a Series of 4]
Pneumococcal [3rd in a Series of 4]
Rotavirus Oral Administration [3rd in a Series of 3]
Hepatitis B [3rd in a Series of 3]
MMR [1st in a Series of 2]
Varicella [1st in a Series of 2]
Hepatitis A [1st in a Series of 2]
|15 Months||Pentacel-(DTaP, Hib, & IPV) [4th in a Series of 4]
Pneumococcal [4th in a Series of 4]
|18 Months||Hepatitis A [2nd in a Series of 2]|
--Annual well visits after the age of 3--
Vision & Hearing Tests
|11 or 12 Years||Meningococcal
HPV [A 3 Dose series for females & males]
|+||Influenza Vaccine should be given yearly to children 6 months through 18 years of age|
*At any Well Visit, if catch up vaccinations are needed, we will give them at that time.
Our well visit and vaccination schedule is based on the Standard Vaccine Schedule recommended by ACIP.
Hepatitis B = Hepatitis B Vaccine
DTaP= Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
Hib = Haemophilus influenzae type b Conjugate Vaccine
IPV= Inactivated Poliovirus (polio vaccine)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar) = Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine
Hepatitis A= Hepatitis A Vaccine
MMR = Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine
Varicella = (Chickenpox) Vaccine
TB = Tuberculosis Skin Test
Meningococcal = Menactra Vaccine
Tdap = DTap for adolescents and adults
HPV = Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Acute / Sick Visits
It is possible to obtain a short appointment for an acute illness on the same day that you call. Due to time constraints, we ask that you make a separate appointment for each child to be seen. If you feel that your child might be highly infectious, please inform us at the time you make the appointment. We may request that you enter through an alternative door to avoid exposing other patients.
As a service to our patients, we participate in the Pediatric Referral Group (PRG) Clinic to provide after hours care and advice. The clinic is staffed by us as well as our pediatric colleagues and is located at the California Campus of California Pacific Medical Center Outpatient Clinics Building, 3801 Sacramento St. Alternatively, you may enter on Cherry St. If your child needs an appointment after our regular office hours, call PRG at 415-387-9293. The clinic is open Mon-Fri 6pm -9:30pm and Sat-Sun 9:30am -9:30pm. Additionally, an advice nurse is available to take your phone calls through the night and 24 hours on weekends. If you wish advice or if you are not sure whether your child needs to be seen, call 415-387-9293. You may also go to www.PERCclinic.com for more information about the after hours clinic. For urgent matters after hours that cannot be handled by the Clinic or Advice Nurse, one of us is on call at all times and can be reached through the answering service by calling the regular office number and pressing “0”. During regular business hours and after hours, if you are expecting a phone call from our staff or a physician, you must accept ID blocked calls.