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Preparing for your Visit

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Because we know that children placed in foster care have sometimes been affected by childhood trauma and stress, we recommend that making your first medical appointment be a priority.  National standards for children and teens entering foster care recommend a health screening visit within 72 hours of placement.

First steps

To avoid delays in being seen by a provider at the time of your visit:

  • For a Dallas appointment, please change your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to Dr. Heidi Román or Dr. Hilda Loria by calling 1-866-912-6283 prior to your appointment.
  • For a Plano appointment, please change your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to Dr. Heidi Román by calling 1-866-912-6283 prior to your appointment.

Scheduling

Call 214-867-6000 for Dallas and 469-303-9000 for Plano to schedule a New Patient appointment for your child. We recommend that you keep a calendar so you can track your child’s follow-up medical and/or behavioral health appointments.

Before your appointment

Prepare your child in advance for routine health visits by explaining the purpose of the visit in age-appropriate language so that there are no surprises. When explaining the purpose, be sure to speak positively about the medical provider in order to reduce the child’s fears and promote a healthy relationship with the medical provider. Prepare a list of questions for the medical provider to answer during the appointment and encourage your child or teen to do the same.

What to bring

  • Your child’s immunization records
  • Any medications the child is taking (or a list of medications, including dosages and instructions)
  • A list of your child’s former or current medical and behavioral providers
  • A list of previous schools in case immunization records can be collected from those locations
  • One of the following required legal documents (this can also be faxed in advance of the appointment):
    • Medical Consenter Form 2085-B (Foster Placement)
    • Medical Consenter Form 2085-KO (Kinship Placement)
    • Court order establishing Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC)
    • Court order establishing Temporary Managing Conservatorship (TMC)
    • Safety plan agreement from CPS

If your appointment is at our Plano campus, you may fax the legal paperwork to 214-867-5449.
If your appointment is at our Dallas campus, you may fax the legal paperwork to 214-456-3741.

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