Preparing for Your Appointment With Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

To help you prepare for your visit with the Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics team at Lurie Children’s, follow Sammy and his mom as they walk through the main hospital.

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After watching the video, please consider taking this survey to help us understand how to better serve our patient families. 

Before Your Visit

  • To avoid any delays on the day of your visit, you must complete registration online or call 1.800.KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362, option 4) at least 24 hours before your visit.
  • Plan to arrive with your child at least 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time, allowing time for parking and getting to your appointment location. View our locations page for more information
  • If you are unable to complete your registration online prior to your appointment, please arrive with your child at least 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointments. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your appointment may have to be rescheduled.
  • If your appointment is downtown, see our visitor's guide for travel tips, local amenities and other resource

Please bring: 

  • Before your visit, office staff will request all families bring previous evaluations, medical evaluations and results of testing as well as school documents. Examples of these are listed below, please review and if your child has had one of the following things completed, please bring the report for our team to review.
    • School forms & evaluations (include IEP, response to behavior plans and formalized testing)
    • Past medical history documents for care NOT performed at Lurie Children’s
      • Past evaluations by specialists
      • Past Imaging
      • Past Laboratory Testing
    • Speech, Occupational, Physical or Developmental therapy reports
    • Psychiatric/behavioral health reports
    • Cognitive/achievement testing reports
  • Your child’s favorite book, toy, a snack, something to drink.
  • Your insurance card and co-payment, which is collected at appointment check-in.

During Your Visit

Your child's first visit includes a complete medical history, physical exam and any necessary developmental testing that can be done that day; this means your child's visit may last up to two (2) hours.

Because we are an academic medical center, your child's complete healthcare team may include a fellow, resident or medical student.

After Your Visit

You may receive a patient satisfaction survey in the mail, we encourage you to complete it and tell us what you think. For questions about your bill, review our common billing questions or call us at these direct phone numbers.