Patient Resources

 

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

Below is a partial list of common insurance plans that are accepted by one or more of Pediatric Partners of Virginia practices. However, as each pediatrician’s office does vary. We recommend that you call the office to verify that they will accept your plan.

• Aetna Health Insurance
• Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
• Cigna Health Insurance
• First Health Network
• Healthkeepers Plus
• MAMSI
• Medicaid
• Optima Health
• PCR – Preferred Care of Richmond
• Southern Health CareNet
• Southern Health Insurance
• Tri-Care
• United Health Care Insurance
• Vicare
• Virginia Health Network

 

 

BILLING FAQS

For answers to some commonly asked questions about patient billing, please see below.

Q. Who do I call if there is a problem with my bill?
A. If there are any problems with your bill, please call the practice where you are being seen.

Q. What should I ask my insurance company?
A. Individual insurance policies vary and while our office staff will help you with certain issues, it is your responsibility to know exactly what coverage you have. Important questions to have answers to are – Does your insurance cover well care visits? Does your insurance cover immunizations? Do you have a copay? Do you have a deductible?

Q. When do I need to add my child to my insurance policy?
A. You should contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the birth of your child. To avoid potential problems, we recommend that you do this within 48 hours of your child’s birth. Most insurance policy companies allow no more than 30 days from the child’s birth date to add him or her to your policy.

 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Here you’ll find links to a variety of online patient resources to simplify and streamline your Pediatric Partners of Virginia experience.

 

 

FORMS & RESOURCES

—Virginia High School Sports League Physical Examination Form

(http://www.vhsl.org/doc/upload/smac-ppe-2017-181.pdf)

-Chesterfield County Public School Health Forms (http://mychesterfieldschools.com/parents/student-health-and-safety/)
-Hanover County Public School Health Forms (http://hanover.k12.va.us/health_services/forms.htm)
-Henrico County Public School Health Forms (http://henricoschools.us/health-safety/)
-City of Richmond Public School Health Forms (http://web.richmond.k12.va.us/departments/HealthServices/Forms.aspx)

-Virginia School Entrance Health & Other Forms (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/childandfamily/childhealth/schoolhealth/forms.htm)

Pediatric Advisor Handouts (http://advisor.chsys.org/crsfiles/pa/pa_index.htm)

HealthyChildren.org (https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx)

 

 

WELL CHILD VISIT RESOURCES (PDF DOCUMENTS)

INFANCY (Prenatal to 11 Months)
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/Infancy-Tools.aspx

EARLY CHILDHOOD (1 to 4 Years)
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/Early-Childhood-Tools.aspx

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (5 to 10 Years)
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/middle-childhood-tools.aspx

ADOLESCENCE (11 to 21 years)
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/adolescence-tools.aspx

Developmental, Behavioral, Psychosocial, Screening, and Assessment Forms
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/Developmental-Behavioral-Psychosocial-Screening-and-Assessment-Forms.aspx

 

 

LOCAL HOSPITALS

Bon Secours Hospitals (http://richmond.bonsecours.com/)
HCA Hospitals (http://hcavirginia.com/)
VCU Health System (http://www.vcuhealth.org/)

 

 

ANEMIA

KidsHealth.org (http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/anemia.html)

 

 

ASTHMA

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (http://www.aafa.org/)
Allergy and Asthma Networks- Mothers of Asthmatics (http://www.aanma.org/)
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/naepp/index.htm)

 

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Children and Adults with ADHD (http://www.chadd.org/)
National Institute of Mental Health (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (http://www.add.org/)
National Resource Center on ADHD (http://www.help4adhd.org/)

 

 

AUTISM

Autism Speaks (https://www.autismspeaks.org/)
Kyle’s Treehouse (http://www.kylestreehouse.org/)

 

 

CAR SEAT SAFETY

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.gov/)
SeatCheck.org (http://www.seatcheck.org/)

 

 

FOOD ALLERGIES

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (http://www.foodallergy.org/)
MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/basics/definition/con-20019293)
EpiPen (https://www.epipen.com/)

 

 

INFLUENZA

Tamiflu (http://www.tamiflu.com/)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/)

 

 

MULTIPLES

Southside Area Mothers of Multiples (http://www.samom.com/)
Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples (http://www.ramom.org/)
Mothers of Twins Club (http://www.nomotc.org/)

 

 

PARENTING

Commonwealth Parenting (http://commonwealthparenting.org/)
HealthyChildren.org (https://www.healthychildren.org)
Parent Support Line: (804) 545-1928
InternetDrugCoupons.com (http://www.internetdrugcoupons.com/)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/)

 

 

POTTY TRAINING

Toilet Training your Child (http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/toileting.html)

 

 

VACCINES

What you need to know about vaccines:

Vaccines play a vital part in the development of your child’s immune system. They teach your child’s body how to fight potentially dangerous, sometimes fatal, infections. The doctors of Pediatric Partners of Virginia follow the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine recommendations and feel strongly that vaccinations are an important part of preventive health care.

Immunization Schedule:

Children under one year of age will receive the following vaccines:
• DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)
• Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
• PCV-13 (Pneumococcal conjugate)
• Polio (IPV)
• Hepatitis B (HEP B)
• Rotavirus

Children between one and two years of age will receive:
• MMR
• Varicella
• Hepatitis A (HEP A)
• DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)
• HiB booster (Haemophilus Influenza B)
• Prevnar booster (pneumococcal conjugate)
• Polio booster (IPV)

Children between four and six years of age will receive:
• MMR
• Varicella
• DTaP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)
• Polio booster

Children who are 11 years old or older will receive:
• Tdap booster (Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) as required by VA schools for all 11 year-olds in 6th grade
• Meningococcal Vaccine
• Varicella booster where appropriate
• HAV & HBV (Human Papillomavirus), now available for girls and boys

These vaccines may be given as separate injections or may, when available, be combined in one vaccine. Combination vaccines are as safe and effective as the individual vaccine, and may mean fewer shots for your baby or child.

Important links and further reading about vaccination:
For more information on the vaccines your child will be receiving, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccination Information Statements. This will also be given to you at each office visit where your child is vaccinated.

Do you have concerns about vaccinating your child? We feel strongly that informed parents always decide to vaccinate their child. Click the links below to learn more.

Why Immunize Your Child? from The American Academy of Pediatrics (https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Why-Immunize-Your-Child.aspx)

The Online Vaccine Education Center from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center#.VomSSpMrLBI)

For Parents: Vaccines For Your Children from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/)

Vaccination contact information:
Immunization Action Coalition (http://www.immunize.org)
Address: 1573 Selby Avenue, Ste. 234
St. Paul, MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org
Telephone: (651) 647-9009
Fax: (651) 647-9131

Vaccine Information Statements (http://www.immunize.org/vis) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Address: 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435

American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Initiatives (http://www2.aap.org/immunization/)

Allied Vaccine Group (http://www.vaccine.org/)

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