The flu season is off to an early and strong start. Flu activity has been reported as widespread in at least 46 states, including Indiana. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is currently restricting visitors to protect patients and prevent further spreading. Learn more.
You can make the most of your appointment with your child’s doctor by being prepared for each visit.
Before leaving for your outpatient visit, make sure that you have the office location and contact information.
For new patients:
Remember to bring these items:
Our team members are here to help you and your child, and we want to make sure you feel comfortable discussing your child’s needs and sharing your thoughts and concerns. Feel free to ask any questions or ask your doctor to repeat any information you didn’t fully understand. Make sure you ask questions you may have about your child’s medications, tests, referrals and when to call the doctor. Start with the questions that are most important to you.
It is important that you understand the plan—or next steps—outlined by your child’s doctor. Be sure you understand and follow the directions given to you by your child’s doctor. Fill any prescriptions your were given, and make sure your child takes them as directed. Follow up to get test results. If you have any questions once you’ve left the appointment, please call your doctor’s office.