Preparing for a Urology Visit
Whether this is your first visit to Pediatric Urology or you're preparing your child for a medical test or procedure, there are some things you can do ahead of time to help make your visit more comfortable. The following information is provided to help reduce anxiety and unnecessary stress for both you and your child.
Starting April 17, Cook Children's Pediatric Urology will serve you in an improved area at the Dodson Specialty Clinics. Please use the new P1 garage to park and check in at the new location of Dodson Central Registration. If you have any questions, just ask us. We're here for you every step! Download map.
Before your visit
Prior to your visit, you will want to contact your managed care provider with questions about your insurance coverage, co-payments or deductibles. You may also be contacted by a patient registration representative with benefit information for your service. Depending on your situation, you may want to meet with someone from our social services department for assistance with financial issues and, if you are coming from out of town, information on transportation and accommodations.
What you'll need to bring
- Your photo identification and insurance card(s)
- Paperwork for referrals, authorizations and physician's orders
- You will be asked to pay any deductibles, co-payments or unmet out-of-pocket expenses that apply. For your convenience, most major credit cards are accepted
What to expect at your appointment
Whether it’s your first time to visit one of our clinics, or you’re preparing your child for a procedure, our team wants you to know what to expect during your appointment.
- Health Care Notebook – Parents of urology patients have lots things to keep up with: appointments, treatments, medications and home care, to name a few. Our Health Care Notebook can help you keep track of everything, and for older children and teens, provides a way for them to take an active part in their care. It's also helpful when you need to provide information to schools, caregivers and additional health care providers. The planner is FREE and is available online.
- Plan your visit – What to expect before, during and after your visit and access helpful guides.
- Preparing for surgery – Many families find it difficult to talk with their child about his/her upcoming surgery. Here you'll find helpful information for parents, families and patients who have surgeries scheduled.
- Insurance and financial information – Everything you need to understand your bill, answer insurance questions, information on financial assistance, and more.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices.