From routine checkups to immunizations, Glendale Pediatrics is equipped to handle all of your child's health needs. To help you and your family understand your treatment options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page. We see children from newborns until 21 years of age. Please note that a parent, legal guardian or approved caregiver must always accompany any child less than 18 years of age to his or her appointment.
Our greatest professional achievement is our patients' continued good health. We focus on educating families about their children's physical, emotional, and mental well being so that they can become strong advocates for their children's health.
Well Child Care Appointments
These are the routine well child care appointments for your child. We recommend you schedule your appointments as early as possible.
- newborns after hospital discharge
- 2 weeks old
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 9 months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 2 years old
- 2 and 1/2 years old
- 3 years old
- once a year until 21 years
We do fill out school and camp forms. Please note that there is a fee, and there is 5-7 business day turnaround. We do offer RUSH service if you need the forms completed within 3-5 business days.
How does billing work? What is included in your Well Child Care appointment? Read this helpful description of some common billing questions through the link below.
We believe immunizing your child is the most important step you can take to avoid the preventable infectious diseases of childhood. We endorse the current schedule of vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Committee on Immunization Practices, and the United States Centers for Disease Control. This schedule and answers to many commonly asked vaccine questions can be viewed at the following websites.
Although the schedule may vary from child to child, these are the standard immunizations that we offer:
- Birth - Hepatitis B #1
- 2 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib #1, Hep B #2, PCV13 #1, Rotavirus #1
- 4 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib #2, PCV13 #2 , Rotavirus #2
- 6 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib #3, Hep B #3, PCV13 #3
At 12 months and after, the schedule may vary slightly:
- 12 months - MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A #1
- 15 months - Hib #4, PCV #4
- 18 months - Hep A #2, DTaP #4
- 4 years - MMR #2, DTaP/IPV
- 5 years - Varicella #2
- 10 years - TdaP
- 11 years - Meningitis #1
- 11 years or older - HPV #1-3
- 16 - 18 years - Meningitis #2
We also recommend the influenza vaccine to be given to all children 6 months and older. The first time in your child's life that he or she receives the influenza vaccine (under 8 years of age), the vaccine is given twice (with at least 4 weeks time between doses). We offer both the injectable vaccine (for all children) and the intranasal vaccine (for children 2 years and older with no history of wheezing). We usually receive our influenza vaccine supply late August to early September. Please check our "What's New?" tab or call our office to see if we have started to administer the flu vaccine.
OFFICE VACCINE POLICY
After considerable discussion amongst the physicians of Glendale Pediatrics, we have made the decision to require our eligible patients to receive two vaccinations: DTaP and MMR. We did not come to this decision lightly. While we have close bonds with our patients, we also have a responsibility to protect every single person who walks through our door from vaccine-preventable diseases. This especially includes those who cannot be vaccinated due to young age or complex medical conditions. These patients rely on us to provide the safest possible environment for their medical care, and we must do everything possible to ensure that standard.
We understand that this policy may generate questions. Our physicians are well-equipped to discuss any questions that you may have, so please feel free to ask them.
We also administer PPD tests (Tuberculosis Skin Tests) every few years or sooner (if there are risk factors). Please note that you must be able to bring your child back to our office 48-72 hours later to have the PPD read by one of our staff members.
Risk Factor Questionnaire:
- Was your child born in a high risk region? (Africa, Asia, Central America, South America or Eastern Europe)
- Has your child ever traveled to a high risk country for more than 1 week?
- Has a family member or contact had tuberculosis disease?
- Has a family member or close contact had a positive Tuberculin skin test?
If your child has any of these risk factors, please contact our office to set up an appointment to have a PPD test done.