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Care of Your Child

Telephone Triage

Our pediatric nurses are trained to answer your questions regarding your child’s illness symptoms. They follow protocol approved of by our physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If you have a question regarding your child’s illness symptoms during our regular office hours, please call our office. Our receptionists will take your name, child’s name, phone number and your question and one of our nurses will return your call. Our nurses will go through your child’s symptoms with you and determine whether your child needs to be seen or if home care is sufficient.

Pediatric Partners believes in fair, quality service. Our receptionists answer phone calls in the order they were received. We strive to answer each call every day, so we ask that you leave a number you can be reached at consistently during the day. If our nurses are unable to reach you they will document your message for the providers.

For medication refill please have on hand the name of the medication, dose last prescribed and pharmacy. For medicines that require written prescriptions please call us at least 24 hours in advance.

It is office policy to only keep written prescriptions on hand for 7 days. If you have not picked up the requested written script in 7 days we will shred and document the destruction for non-pick up on the chart.

For questions regarding your child’s illness symptoms after office hours please call our office line and the answering service will place your call with our after-hours nurse triage call line. These nurses follow the same telephone protocol that our nurses use in our clinic. Please remember that this service is intended to only alleviate concerns regarding any acute illness problems that may arise during non-clinic hours.
Questions regarding diagnosis of developmental concerns, behavior problems, or emotional concerns are not appropriate for the triage service and we ask that you call for an appointment if these are your concerns.

Hospital Services

If your child is ill enough to require hospitalization, our doctors will alternate rounds at Fremont Health. They also check on all newborns born at Fremont Health whose parents request Pediatric Partners as their pediatrician. Our pediatricians will transfer patients to Children’s Hospital or Nebraska health System in Omaha to confer with specialists if it is in the best health interest of the child.

School Physicals

The State of Nebraska Department of Education has listed the following requirements for physical examinations and visual evaluations:

  1. Any child entering a beginner grade must have a physical examination
    and visual evaluation within 6 months prior to entrance to school.
    Pediatric Partners has made it a policy to not complete kindergarten
    physicals until after March 15th to comply with this statute.
  2. Any out of state transfers also require a physical examination and
    visual evaluation.
  3. Any child entering 7th grade must have a physical examination after
    May 1st prior to the entrance to 7th grade.
  4. Any child participating in school sponsored sports must have a physical
    examination after May 1st prior to the start of sports.

Link to State of Nebraska immunization requirements

Well Baby/Child Check Ups

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends frequent visits to your pediatrician within the first two years of life to evaluate your child’s growth and development and to initiate the immunization process.

Pediatric Partners recommends and encourages the following schedule for these visits:

  • Weight & color check at 3-5 days old
  • 2 week health care
  • 2 month health care
  • 4 month health care
  • 6 month health care
  • 9 month health care 12 month health care
  • 15 month health care
  • 18 month health care
  • 2 year health care

Health Care After 2 Years of Age
Please see the schools and sport physical section for State of Nebraska requirements for physicals.

Link to Childhood Immunization Schedules

View Well Baby/Child Check Up Informational Hand Outs