Early diagnosis and treatment of health, developmental and behavioral issues in children and adolescents is important to having the best outcomes for families. Getting the right diagnosis and management plan mostly depends on getting accurate information from patients and parents. CHADIS questionnaires put families and clinicians in a better position to share in the decision-making. The goal is evidence-based shared decisions.
CHADIS Helps Families:
- Tell the provider about any goals for the visit.
- Share problems or concerns and ask questions.
- Track a child’s development.
- Identify health and safety risks.
- Connect providers, families, and teachers so that everyone can provide information and updates about how a child is doing.
…and for Teens:
- Teenagers should provide information to their doctor independently of their parents and also have private time with their doctor.
- CHADIS provides a confidential way for Teens to communicate directly with their provider.
- Teens do not see Parent answers, and Parents do not see Teen answers.
Adolescent and Teen General Health
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Dental and Oral Health
Sickle Cell Disease
If you are a new patient to our practice, . You can go to our patient portal then click registration. You also have the option of printing out our new patient paperwork to fill out ahead of time and reduce your wait time. Please remember to bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If you have any record of your child’s immunizations, please bring those to your first visit as well. If you do not have a current immunization record at the time of your child’s 1st well child exam with us then it will delay us in completing your child’s Florida Immunization Form needed to enroll in Florida schools. If you do not have any records, please come prepared to fill out a release with all past physicians phone numbers and addresses.
When to Call Our Office
When to Call the Office During Regular Office Hours
The providers at Rainbow Pediatrics are committed to your child’s health. If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, we welcome your telephone calls. We have two Registered Nurses available to discuss medical or parenting concerns during our normal office hours. For routine calls about appointments, referrals, billing, results, medication refills and general questions please call during office hours 8a-5p.
When to Call 911
If you are ever afraid that your child may have a life-threatening emergency, Call 911 immediately. Some examples of 911 symptoms include if your child is not breathing or having a hard time breathing, is unconscious, is bleeding severely, or having a seizure.
When to Call Poison Control
If your child may have eaten or drunk something poisonous or hazardous, DO NOT HESITATE – call the poison control hotline immediately at 1-800-222-1222.
When to Call After Hours
If you believe your child has an emergency or urgent concern that cannot wait until the office is open, call us immediately. Some examples of symptoms to prompt after hours calls include:
- Fever not responding to meds
- Fever >100.4 in infant <8wks
- Trouble breathing
- Severe pain
- Head or neck injury
- Stiff neck
- Prolonged crying
- Change in behavior
- Not using an arm or leg
- Eye injury
This is not a complete list. You know your child best. If you are worried that your child has any problem that cannot wait until the office is open – call us.
What the Provider Needs to Know When You Call
Our phone number is 904.223.9100. Please have the following information available BEFORE your call the on call
- Child’s name
- Date of birth
- Approximate weight
- Temperature if child has a fever
- Pharmacy name & phone number