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What to Expect During Your First Visit
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Getting Ready for Your First Appointment?
To streamline the process, we strongly encourage that you complete our intake form. Once your child’s medical records have been received, we will review their information and contact you to schedule an appointment.
At the Division of Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Children's National, we understand that coordinating your child’s care with several different specialists may feel overwhelming. To help streamline the process, we offer nurse navigators to seamlessly guide you through the process by assisting with transportation, housing (if you are coming from out of town), insurance and scheduling appointments.
Please complete the Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery intake form. Once the form and other requested medical records have been received we will review your child’s information. Then you will be contacted to schedule your child's appointment.
Here is what you can expect before your first visit with us:
- Please complete the Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery intake form. Once the form and other requested medical records have been received we will review your child’s information. Then you will be contacted to schedule your child's appointment.
- After you have set up your child's appointment, you will receive an itinerary with information specific to your child including:
- Date, time and location of appointment
- Any diagnostic testing that will be done
- Potential surgery dates with various specialists
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when coming for their evaluation at the Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.
- Please bring your child's insurance card and information. Co-pays will be collected at this time if required.
- Please bring a list of current medications and any diagnostic tests or medical records.
- Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to each of your child's scheduled appointments to allow for parking and registration. Check your itinerary to see your child's schedule of appointments.
- Your Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery appointment may include seeing multiple medical providers. This often results in a longer clinic visit than other medical appointments. For this reason we recommend bringing a favorite toy, snack, or activity to help your child cope with this extended visit.
- Appointments may occur over the course of one to five days. Be prepared with any necessities your child may need such as snacks, diapers, formula, etc.
When your child has completed their visit, you will receive instructions for follow-up appointments and care. Any future surgeries will have been scheduled during the clinic visit.
Places to Stay
Children’s National has an amazing Housing and Amenities Program to help families navigate the process of securing accommodations. The goal of this program is to help families remove the stress of daily living and provide support that enables them to focus on what really matters: their child’s health and healing.
The Housing and Amenities coordinator works directly with families to secure resources and housing solutions that best match their needs. Through the Housing and Amenities program, families can take advantage of special negotiated rates with premier hotels in the Washington, D.C., area. These properties offer endless amenities for families including a round trip shuttle that operates 7 days a week.
For more information or assistance with your stay, please contact the Housing and Amenities Coordinator at 202-476-7426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Preparing for Your Visit, Traveling to Children's and Places to Stay pages to learn more.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Children’s National.