Preventative Care and Immunizations
Children need primary health care not only when they are sick, but also to prevent them from getting sick. The Children’s Health℠ Pediatric Group network serves as a patient-centered medical home, where your child can be cared for during times of illness and also receive preventive care.
From immunizations and well-child exams to treatment for illnesses and minor emergencies, we provide care during all stages of a child’s development. In addition to comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pediatric illnesses, we also provide the following preventive care services:
- Well-child exams
- Sports physicals
- School physicals
- Asthma management
- Nutrition counseling
The Pediatric Group offices are open to all children and accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Please note: Immunization records are provided at no charge to the patient. A release form must be completed in our office before we can release these records.
Vaccinations for International Travel
If your child is traveling outside the United States, he or she may need certain vaccines to help prevent catching diseases that are more common in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended children receive certain vaccinations, including one for malaria, before traveling.
One new way we are extending our mission to make life better for children into the community is offering travel medicine services at our Children’s Health℠ Pediatric Group Medical District and West Plano locations three days a month.
For international travelers, we will offer travel medicine services two nights a month at our Medical District location and one night at our West Plano office. This means that people up to age 21 can come in and get required immunizations before visiting other countries for reasons like mission trips, sports tournaments or just personal travel.
International vaccines are offered at these locations: