What to Expect at Your First Visit

Because of the wide array of conditions we treat, every family’s visit is unique. However, many children and their families have found it helpful to know the following information before their visit:

Helpful Information

  • Your initial visit will likely take a few hours, as you will meet with a team of specialists.
  • After your visit, your child’s team of specialists will draft their recommendations and share those recommendations with you.
  • We want to avoid unnecessary repetition of tests and evaluations, so don’t forget to bring all of your child’s medical records, including the names and addresses of all individuals involved in your child’s health care, and all medical reports, x-rays, and CT scans or MRIs.
  • We recommend that you also bring one or two of your child’s favorite books or toys, as well as snacks, food, and milk.
  • Lastly, if you are traveling a long distance and need overnight accommodations, we suggest staying at the Ronald McDonald House.