Regular doctor visits
It is important for children to visit a doctor every year. We call this visit a “well child visit,” a “physical,” or a “check-up.” This is a basic visit so that the doctor can make sure that your child is healthy and can give you advice to keep your child healthy.
Finding a doctor
Insurance. Insurance is important. Most insurance companies only pay for specific doctors. You must learn which doctors your insurance plan will pay for before going to a doctor. Check the website of your insurance company for this information. You should find a doctor soon after you arrive in order to meet your family’s health needs so that you know where to go in an emergency.
What to bring to the doctor’s office
- Bring your insurance papers when you go to the doctor.
- Bring information about your child’s health history and any medications that your child is taking (in English).
While you are at the doctor’s office, you should find out which insurance claims documents you will need to submit in order to pay for the doctor.