Policies

Policies

APPOINTMENTS

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 936.305.5050

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00 -5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 - 12:00 pm

There are two types of appointments, sick visits and well-child visits. We try to schedule appointments so that sick children are not at the same time as well children. Call at 8:30 am to schedule if you need an appointment for the same day. If your child has a special behavioral or learning issue that concerns you please tell the secretary when you call for your appointment so that we can set aside extra time to discuss this concern with you.

If this is your first time scheduling an appointment with us, we ask that you have:
1)Your insurance card with policy number
2)The patient’s previous pediatrician, or medical provider if applicable

We also ask that when you come for your first appointment, please arrive about 30 minutes before your appointment for possible paperwork.

Patients who become ill after our office has closed are still encouraged to call our number and discuss the issue with a live person instead of leaving a message.

NEW PATIENT INFORMATION

Please download, print and fill out both packets via links below prior to your appointment to save time.

CANCELLATIONS

Please notify our office if you are unable to make your appointment. If you are cancelling a sick visit, please tell us as soon as you decide to cancel. If you are cancelling a well child visit, we request a 24-hour notice of cancellation. Patients who miss an appointment without notifying us of a cancellation may be subjected to a $25.00 penalty. Thank you for your understanding.

VACCINATION POLICY

  • We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
  • We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.
  • We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by Advisory Committee for Immunization Practics (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence, and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
  • We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults is one of the single most important health-promoting interventions we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.

As the topic vaccinations continue to be debated, we here at Head Pediatrics believe that vaccines are vital and necessary. With that said, we will not accept patients that refuse or wish to delay vaccines, except for those who have a medical indication. Infants and children with certain medical conditions, such as leukemia, are very susceptible to these preventable diseases. Unvaccinated individuals may be harboring these illnesses, and though not outwardly sick, may pass them along to these at-risk patients in our clinic. We take the tremendous responsibility of caring for your child very seriously. This is also why vaccinations are very serious to us. We feel if we would allow children to skip or delay vaccinations it would ultimately be a disservice to your child with potentially disastrous results. This care we have for your child is the ultimate reason we require vaccinations.

Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)
2015 Immunization Schedules