Children’s Mental Health Week is May 4th – May 10th!

Children’s Mental Health Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth… involvement in the children’s mental health movement! Events focus on promoting positive mental health, well-being and social development for all children and youth.
This week is sponsored by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health  which provides advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families.
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Well Exams / Annual Physicals

Pediatrics West recommends that each patient receive annual well child examinations. We recognize that coverage for these exams vary by insurance and may not be covered in full.  The practice is willing to discuss payment plans for any hardships this creates as it is our strong recommendation that children be assessed yearly.

Many insurances are no longer requiring copayments for well exams; therefore you will not need to pay a copayment at the time of service, unless your card specifically states a copay for routine services. You may receive a bill after your visit for the co-payment should your insurance provider determine that one is due.

During Well Exams, Pediatrics West may perform vision, hearing, developmental, and other healthcare initiative screenings as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. When performed, these screenings are automatically coded in the EMR (electronic medical record) and charged to your insurance in addition to the well child exam. Pediatrics West reserves the right to balance bill for the above named tests if your insurance does not cover them.

Any issues, concerns, or illnesses discussed that are outside of normal growth and development are automatically billed through the EMR as a separate office visit charge.  This may incur a co-payment/deductible requirement with your insurance company. Some examples of issues that are outside of preventative care are the evaluation and management of ongoing medical issues, investigating and diagnosing new symptoms, and follow-up tests after abnormal findings. Care related to existing health problems and/or new issues is considered “evaluation and management” and not preventive care.

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Vote for Pediatrics West!

Your Vote Counts! Cast your ballot for the 2014 Family Favorite Awards!


Now is the time to vote for Pediatrics West! … Fill out and pass along our annual survey of Family Favorites. It takes only a few minutes!

See the Family Favorite winners in the 2014 Best of the Best publication, coming out this summer.

Voting ends May 10, 2014.

Vote for Pediatrics West now!

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Light It Up Blue Celebrates World Autism Awareness

When:  April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day and all April long

Why: Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.


  • Homes & Neighborhoods
  • Stores, Malls, Shopping Centers
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Places of Worship
  • Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Buildings & Landmarks
  • Public Structures
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Sports Arenas
  • Businesses
  • Media Outlets – TV, Radio & Online


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