Growing Healthy Together means having appointments available and open communication with your child’s healthcare provider.
We are available and eager to help between 6 am and 10 pm, seven days a week! After 10 pm, you can leave a message with our on-call provider and we will address your question first thing in the morning. For urgent questions after 10 pm and before 6 am, you can call the 24-hour helpline your insurance provides. They can help you decide if you need to go to the ER or wait until morning. IF you don’t have insurance and think you need emergent care, go to the CHOC emergency department or urgent care. Our favorite urgent care facilities in Long Beach are https://www.memorialcare.org/locations/memorialcare-medical-group-long-beach-los-altos and http://nairurgentcare.com. For all emergencies, call 911.
If you’re new to our office, please call (562) 473-4441 to schedule a consultation or regular appointments with an experienced nurse practitioner. We are a Pediatric and Family Clinic serving patients in the Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Cerritos, San Pedro, Bellflower, Lakewood, Westlake & Southern California areas.
If you’ve been in the office already, please log in to our patient portal, where you can:
- make and check appointments except for sick or vaccine-only appointments,
- send us messages,
- find forms,
- and access your lab results and health data.
If you do not have access to the patient portal, please request a link by calling us at (562) 473-4441 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well Visit Appointments
Schedule wellness visits, physicals, and new patient visits with complex histories (autism, ADD, etc.) one to two months in advance.
Schedule of Pediatric Well Checks
- 1 – 3 days after birth or discharge from hospital
- Two weeks old (if medically necessary)
- 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18 months old
- Two years old and 2½ years old
- Ages 3 – 21 years old, one wellness or school physical is covered per year
Sick Visits are booked as quick, maximum 15-minute appointments focused on the patients’ chief complaint.
Vaccine-only visits are fast turn-around appointments scheduled for pre-planned vaccines. These appointments are reserved only for established patients. Vaccine planning requires a separate consultation with a provider. Copays and deductibles apply for consultation visits.
Cancel or reschedule appointments before 8 AM one day before the appointment by calling (562) 473-4441. A $50 late fee applies for late, same-day cancellations and no-show appointments. Three no-shows or same-day cancellations may result in discharge from the practice. Our providers need adequate time to provide quality care. If you are significantly late to your appointment, we will ask you to reschedule, and you will be charged a $50 fee.
In addition, as our community of families grows, we have experienced greater demand for same-day appointments and sick visits. We make every effort to provide prompt medical care to all of our patients. For our office to operate effectively and provide the best service to you and your family, we need your cooperation with our appointment policies. Your clear understanding of these policies is critical. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
New Patient Appointments
Payment of Fees and Unpaid Accounts
We expect payment at the time of service. We take many steps to avoid collections. However, if your account is forwarded to a collection agency, you will be assessed a collection fee added to your final balance placed with the collection agency. You will also be responsible for all legal fees and court costs involved.
Finally, please send all billing questions to our biller by emailing email@example.com.