Redbud Pediatrics Wichita KS Patient Information And FAQs

Office Visits & FAQs

We Look Forward to Your Visit

Thank you for choosing Redbud Pediatrics as the medical home for your child. Whether your upcoming appointment is at our east or west location, we look forward to your visit! Please review this page for helpful appointment information as well as the answers to frequently asked questions.

Appointment Planning

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    Appointment Scheduling and Timeliness

    To schedule an appointment, please contact us directly at (316) 201-1202.

    • Please arrive on time for your child’s appointment.
    • If you are more than 10 minutes late, we may have to reschedule your child for a different appointment time.
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    Appointment Cancellations (24-Hour Notice)

    If you are unable to keep an appointment, please contact us 24 hours in advance directly at (316) 201-1202. We do not charge for missed appointments because we understand that there are family emergencies and difficulties that arise. However, if a family has a pattern of repeated missed appointments or last-minute cancellations, they may be asked to leave the practice.

Types of Appointments

  • Sick Appointments

    For same-day sick visits, please contact us directly at (316) 201-1202. Same-day sick appointments are available on an as-needed basis. We may have a nurse speak with you to assess how urgently your child should be seen, and then we can schedule an appointment according to your needs.

  • Travel Medicine Appointments

    If your child is planning to travel out of the country, please contact us as soon as possible at (316) 201-1202 for a travel medicine appointment. Please keep in mind that we will not manage this topic over the phone or add the topic to a well child visit, so please plan accordingly.

    Our office is experienced in international travel and is happy to make your child an appointment so that we can address travel concerns and help keep your child safe and healthy.

    • We will answer questions about appropriate immunizations and risks of travel, including potential exposure to illnesses like malaria.
    • Many medications and immunizations for travel need to be given two to four weeks prior to the departure date.

Our Child-Friendly Environment

Both Redbud Pediatrics locations were specifically designed to help children feel at home. Each location features eye-catching colors, comfortable furniture and engaging child-focused artwork.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    Can I have more than one child seen at a time?

    We do not book more than two siblings at a time for well child visits as it usually makes for a chaotic visit for all involved. In addition, in middle school onward, please schedule your children for well visits on different days in order to give each child the attention and privacy they deserve.

    If you arrive with your child for a visit and have brought another sick child whom you would like to be seen, we do our very best to accommodate you at that time. Sometimes we may need to find another time in the day that you return with your other children.

    Copays are due for each child that is seen by a provider that day.

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    What is your Immunizations policy?

    Redbud Pediatrics vaccinates all children on the schedule recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics. This means that we do not split up vaccines or do a slow schedule of vaccinations. Parents who sign our immunization policy acknowledge that they have read the document and plan to immunize their children accordingly.

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    How does Redbud Pediatrics care for teenagers?

    As children grow and develop, there should be a transition in the way we care for our pediatric patients. Teens need to learn to actively participate in their own health care. We want each teen patient in our practice to learn to take responsibility for their own health and to start building a relationship of trust with their doctor.

    The Redbud Pediatrics Schedule for Teenagers: 

    • At 13 Years Old
      Teens in our practice will be given their own room (without siblings) for their well and sick visits. It is our expectation that a portion of well visits will be spent in private without the parent present.
    • At 16 Years Old
      Teens may consent to their own care if the parent is not immediately available. This means that a 16-year-old may come to any or all visits without an accompanying parent if desired. We encourage parents to wait in the waiting room and allow their teen to facilitate their own visits. This helps them to transition into taking responsibility for their own medical care.
    • At 18 Years Old
      Eighteen-year-olds are legal adults. This means that parents are not permitted any access to any medical information or records unless the patient has given specific written permission. Also, patients on a state insurance plan (any MEDICAID plan) need to be alerted that their insurance coverage will STOP IMMEDIATELY on the day that they turn 19 years old unless there is an exemption given in advance due to certain life-threatening chronic diseases.
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    What are the health care confidentiality laws for teenagers?

    Teens need to have a caring adult helping make health care decisions, but there are certain circumstances which under Kansas law will allow a teen under age 18 ( a “minor”) to seek care without parental consent. We encourage teens to involve a parent in any difficult issue they are confronting, and we can help facilitate open communication between teens and parents if they are unable to do so without help.

    Teens have the right to confidentiality with their health care provider. We will not share information that your teen has told us in confidence UNLESS:

    1. There is a suspicion of abuse or neglect of the teen or another.
    2. There is threat of harm to the teen or another.

    Kansas law allows minors to consent to their own medical care without a parent or guardian in specific circumstances:

    1. Care and treatment for drug and alcohol problems.
    2. Certain reproductive health care, such as for STD testing, pregnancy testing, and contraceptive use.
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    What is your Authorization to Treat policy?

    Parents who sign the Redbud Pediatrics Authorization to Treat policy authorize the physicians/providers of Redbud Pediatrics, LLC, to render any necessary treatment to their child. Redbud Pediatrics, LLC, is providing care with the understanding that the person bringing the child to the office has been authorized by parent/guardian to make necessary medical decisions on behalf of the child. This authorizes Protected Health Information (PHI) to be shared with the person accompanying the child. This will remain in effect from the date on the form forward unless written revocation of such.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at our east or west location, please contact us directly at (316) 201-1202. We look forward to seeing you and your child!

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