Patients

**COVID-19  Update**
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vernon Pediatrics is reducing or stopping in-person visits for a variety of patient needs. Patients will continue to get medical care from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
At Vernon Pediatrics, health consultations over the phone or by video conference are available but are also recommended as an important way to  protect patients and staff against COVID-19.

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What we do

The consultant pediatricians at Vernon Pediatrics specialize in the medical, behavioral, and developmental disorders of children 0-18 years of age. We see patients only on a referral basis at the request of another physician, often your family doctor. Although other pediatricians may do so, we do not provide primary care for healthy children. We encourage all of our patients to have primary care providers for routine childhood check-ups, common illnesses, and sometimes for ongoing care of medical issues once stabilized by the pediatrician.

What to expect

Your initial appointment will be 40-90 minutes, depending on the age of your child and the reason for the visit. Please bring your child’s valid BC health care card to your appointment. We ask that you show up at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to register, review our office policies, and have your child’s vitals measured. We try our best to run on time and it is a great help if all of our patients are ready to see the doctors at the scheduled appointment time.

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Questionnaires requested before appointment

You may be asked to complete questionnaires prior to the appointment. We may ask you to complete these electronically. Please try to complete and send in before the appointment for the paediatrician to review in advance so they can make the most of your time together. In addition to requested forms, please bring along with you any other information that may be helpful, such as school reports, psychology reports, speech reports, etc.

All families will be asked to complete the following questionnaires before an appointment is booked.