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Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

The Pediatric Clinic at National Jewish Health is designed to provide patients and their families with highly specialized care to manage their child’s illness. Our physicians are specially trained to evaluate and manage children with asthma, pulmonary disorders, immunologic disorders, and behavioral disorders.

What diseases are treated in the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic?
How do I make an appointment at National Jewish Health?
What should I expect on the day of admission?
What types of visits are available?
What other types of specialized services are offered?
What about other family members and visitors?
How do I get to National Jewish Health?
What about patient billing?
How do I request medical records?

 

What should I expect on the day of admission?

Families should arrive 30-minutes before their scheduled appointment, and report to the Pediatric Check-in desk on the second floor of the May Building.

If you are running late or cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please call (303) 398-1515, as it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.

Attention: National Jewish Health treats many people with respiratory disorders whose symptoms can be triggered by certain scents, please… DO NOT wear any of the following:

  • perfumes
  • colognes
  • aftershave
  • scented lotions
  • scented hairsprays

To receive the greatest benefit of care from National Jewish Health, review the guidelines of a healthcare consumer.

 

What types of visits are available?

The type of evaluation varies depending upon whether your child is considered a local or non-local patient.

Local Patients

For local patients, a 1-hour first-time evaluation appointment is scheduled with a physician. For patients scheduled in the Asthma and Allergy Clinic, allergy skin testing - which lasts about 30-minutes - is also be scheduled (as needed). You may also meet with a nurse to learn about medications and how to administer them properly, which will take additional time. A follow-up appointment is advised to discuss test results and the response to treatment.

Learn how to prepare for your tests.

Non-Local Patients

For non-local patients, a seven-day visit is scheduled. Generally, this requires you to stay over weekend. You will be scheduled for three appointments with the same physician over the seven days. The first appointment will last approximately 90-minutes. After the initial visit, appropriate testing and procedures are scheduled throughout the week. Results of these tests are reviewed during two follow-up visits and a treatment is established.

Learn how to prepare for your tests.

Non-Local Immunology Patients

For non-local patients seeing Dr. Gelfand, a 90-minute appointment is scheduled. We ask you to be available through the Friday following your appointment to complete any necessary testing.

Learn how to prepare for your tests.

 

What other specialized services are offered?

Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

The Pediatric Behavioral Health team at National Jewish Health offers specialized outpatient services to assess and treat childhood and adolescent psychological and behavioral problems, which are often aggravated by the additional burden of a childhood chronic illness.

 

What about other family members and visitors?

Although finding suitable childcare for siblings may be difficult, it is highly recommended.  There is no childcare provided, and all children must be supervised at all times.

Learn about lodging options.

How do I get to National Jewish Health?

Learn about travel and directions to National Jewish Health.

 

What about patient billing?

You may receive and examine an explanation of your bill prior to discharge. You may inquire about the availability of financial aid to assist in the payment of your hospital bill prior to receiving services. You can expect prompt and accurate information and assistance from hospital staff. Please contact our Patient Financial Office at (303) 398-1065.

Learn more about billing and payment information.

 

How do I request medical records?

  1. Print the Release of Information form and fill it out.
  2. Photocopy the completed form for your records.
  3. Mail or hand-deliver the Release of Information form to your child’s physician and/or hospital where services have been provided in the past.

Please DO NOT mail the completed form to National Jewish Health.

Learn more about a patient’s access to medical records.

 

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