Pediatric Surgery FAQs
What fees are collected on the day of surgery?
The fees collected on the day of surgery include insurance deductibles and co-payments for using the facility. This does not include laboratory, pathology, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees. You will be billed separately for these services.
Please contact your insurance company or doctor's office to confirm that the surgery is approved and to verify what your personal out-of-pocket expenses will be. You will need to know if the surgery is either an “outpatient surgery” or “inpatient surgery.” Any questions regarding the insurance approval for the surgery should be directed to your surgeon’s office.
Do you provide a translator if we need one?
We offer Language and Interpreter Services for families who do not speak English. Please let your surgeon's office know in advance so that arrangements can be made.
What information do you need for caretakers with special guardianship?
If you have been appointed as the patient’s legal guardian, please bring the appropriate legal paperwork indicating this guardianship.
f your child is in the Child Protective Services (CPS) system, please make sure that your case worker is aware of the upcoming surgery and available to sign the surgical consent form.
Do you provide lodging or overnight accommodations?
Please see our Patient Family Lodging information page.
What can my child eat or drink before surgery?
Learn more about what your child can eat or drink before surgery here.
What do I do if my child is sick or has a fever?
What items do I need to bring when we check in for surgery?
- Insurance card and claim forms if child is covered by health insurance
- Current Medicaid eligibility card and the referral form from your primary care physician (PCP)
- Payment for insurance deductible (if not met) and out-of-pocket expenses
- Legal guardianship papers if you are the patient’s guardian
- Driver’s license or photo identification
- Immunization records of your child
- Any other forms requested by the pre-registration staff or your child’s physician
- Medical equipment currently used by your child (i.e. extra trachs, G-tubes, suction equipment, Bi-PAP or C-PAP equipment)
Where do I park?
Children's Health offers multiple parking options. Click here for more information on Parking and Security.