At Cook Children's Heart Center in Fort Worth, you'll find top pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with expertise in an extensive list of specialties and subspecialties. Our doctors are known for their groundbreaking surgical techniques and heart-mending technologies. From newborns, infants and children to adults with congenital heart defects, you'll find that our focus is always on the one child, the one family, that matters most - yours.
Depending on the type of cardiovascular disease or disorder your child is diagnosed with, they may come to us for a single treatment or, if they require a lifetime of attention, become a part of our Heart Center family. Our Heart Center doctors specialize in pediatric conditions of the heart. That means they are not only experts in even the most rare conditions and treatments, they also understand the unique requirements for treating those conditions in developing bodies.
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Heterotaxy Heart Defects
- Kawasaki Disease
- Heart Murmurs
- Heart Palpitations
Trusted expertise: Our cardiologists are board-certified, which means they are trained and experienced in caring for your child. From the moment you contact us, you'll experience our deep commitment to your family.
Timely care: We offer virtual video visits for certain appointments and can answer your questions by phone.
Coordinated specialty services: If your child has a more complex medical need requiring additional specialists, we can refer you to nationally recognized teams in the Cook Children's network. We partner with more than 60 other specialty clinics to ensure every child gets the care they need.
Easy access: Our MyCookChildren's patient portal makes it easy to stay in touch. Message your doctors with a question. Schedule an appointment or see test results. You can even send a picture or video for immediate concerns.
Whether this is your first visit to our Heart Center 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.
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
Bring the following information to your child's appointment:
- Your photo identification and insurance card(s)
- Paperwork for referrals, authorizations and physician's orders
- Please check-in at Patient Registration (map) on the day of your appointment to complete the registration process and receive directions to your appointment location
- 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
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 at 682-885-2140.