Well Child Care Appointments
Regular well child check-ups are important to monitor your child's growth and development, as well as to discuss important health topics specific to your child's age. Infants and toddlers are seen at more frequent intervals to monitor them closely during this rapid period of change and to insure that they receive their immunizations at the recommended intervals. We strongly encourage that older children and adolescents get yearly physicals. Well child care appointments are scheduled at 20-minute intervals, longer for extended consultations.
Ill Child Appointments
If your child is ill and you know they need to be seen, you may call for an appointment which typically will be the same day. If you would like assistance in helping make that decision or advice for dealing with the illness or issue, a receptionist will take a message and a nurse will return your call as soon as possible. If your child needs to be seen, you will be given a choice of appointment times available with the doctors that are working that day.
"Meet-the-Doctor" Appointments and Prenatal Appointments
For all new prospective and/or expectant families we offer a "Meet-the-Doctor" appointment without charge.
If you have a medical emergency please call 911. For other urgent after-hours needs, one of our pediatricians is always accessible through our answering service. The answering service may be reached directly by calling (708) 386-7554. If you don't hear from the doctor within the half hour please call again. For all non-urgent issues, please use our Doctor Phone-In Hour.
If your child's situation requires emergency care, you will be referred to an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room. Our first preference is to use Lurie Children's ER; another alternative is Loyola University Medical Center ER in Maywood.
Thank you for choosing Pedios Pediatrics as your child's healthcare provider. Our financial policies are stated below--please take time to read them:
It is your responsibility as guarantor to determine whether or not your insurance company is one of those with which we have contracted. (See "Insurance"). It is best to call the customer service number of your insurance company to determine if we are a provider, as their websites are not always current.
If we have a contract with your insurance company, we will file your claims for you. However, you are responsible for any remaining balances. Your insurance company may not cover all charges such as lab tests in the office, well child visits or immunizations. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine which charges may or may not be covered. Any non-covered charges will be billed as your responsibility.
Uninsured or non-contracted patients are responsible for payment-in-full at the time of service.
Returned checks for non-sufficient funds will be billed an additional fee of $25.00.
All outstanding balances must be paid-in-full prior to well-child care visits.
A Late Fee may be applied to all balances that have not been paid within 30 days of being invoiced the first time.
All balances which have not beed paid within 90 days will be deemed delinquent and referred for collections. All fees related to collection efforts associated with your account will be your responsibility.
APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION/NO SHOW POLICY: In order to efficiently care for all of our patients, we request that you cancel your child's appointment no later than 24 hours prior to the appointment time. Pedios, Ltd. reserves the right to charge a fee for no-shows or appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time.
We reserve the right to charge for providing medical records. This fee varies depending on the type of records (electronic versus paper).
Insurance Carriers We Accept:
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPOBlue Choice PPO
Personal Care PPO
Evolutions Healthcare System
Great West Healthcare
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West Open Access
Healthcare’s Finest Network
United Healthcare PPO