Center City Pediatrics is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. If your baby delivers at Pennsylvania Hospital AND your child goes to the Well Baby Nursery, we will automatically see you in the hospital if you list Center City Pediatrics as your pediatric provider.
If you are delivering at a hospital OTHER THAN Pennsylvania Hospital, please call our office after the baby is born 215-735-5600 to set up your first appointment.
As you head home with your new “bundle,” please remember the following:
We would like to see you in our office within 2-3 days. Please discuss the appropriate follow up time with the pediatrician who sees you in the hospital. When you arrive for your first appointment, please bring any discharge paperwork provided by the hospital. If you deliver at home or at a birth center, we would like to meet your baby within 24-48 hours of delivery.
Call us if:
1) Wet diaper numbers are less than days of life
2) Unable to arouse to feed every 2-3 hours or poor feeding
3) Fever greater than 100.4 °F
4) Unable to console your baby
5) Looking much yellower (particularly if “jaundice” was a concern in nursery)
If you have concerns before your first visit, please feel free to call:
1) The office during regular office hours: 215-735-5600
2) When the office is closed – use the same number. Please leave a message or follow prompts to speak to an operator for immediate call back from a physician.
Newborn babies are NOT generally covered under their mother’s health insurance policy for the baby’s first 31 days of life. Please call your insurance company to add the new baby to your plan. The child (ren) must be added retroactive to their date of birth.
If your child(ren) is enrolled in a state program, please contact your case worker immediately. We do accept the “Access Card” until the HMO plan is active. HMO plans will require Center City Pediatrics to appear as you child’s “Primary Care Provider.”
At your baby’s 1 Month Well Child Check you MUST have proof that you have obtained the baby’s insurance coverage. The insurance card MUST be presented at this visit. If you do not have this ID card or if we can not verify your child’s coverage at the time of the 1 month visit, we will ask you either to reschedule or remit payment at the time of service.
We strive to protect you from any financial hardships associated with the early medical care of your new child. Please carry your child’s insurance card to all appointments and notify us of any changes to your coverage. Also be sure to make our office aware of ALL active insurances your child may have.