UH Rainbow Comprehensive Pediatrics Services
As part of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital – consistently ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report – our providers work closely with the finest pediatric specialists and surgeons in the region and the nation. As part of University Hospitals we have access to the most current diagnostic and treatment modalities, advanced technology and evidence-based care.
- Scheduling Appointments
Patients are seen in the office by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
If you have siblings that need to be evaluated, please make an appointment for each child to ensure that everyone receives an appropriate amount of our time and care. If you arrive 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, the appointment will be rescheduled.
Walk in appointments for rapid strep testing are available:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Forms & Policies
Please allow 3-5 business days for medical forms (for school, camp or sports) to be completed. Forms must be dropped off at the front desk during normal business hours or faxed anytime. Your portion of the form should be filled out completely, including your child’s name and date of birth. If the form requires a doctor’s signature, the child must have had a physical within the last year or it cannot be signed. Please remember to schedule your child’s physical yearly.
Forms for School, Sports & Camp
- Forms must be completely filled in by parent, including exact name of medications on the bottle and form, ie: pill, liquid, and dosage
- If child is seen by specialist, please have the specialist sign the forms.
- Patient Registration Form
- Pediatric Health History
- Parent/Guardian Consent to Treat Minors
- UH General Consent Form
- Parent/Guardian Personal Health Record Account Request Form
- Authorization for Release of Medical Information
- Ohio High School Athletic Association
- ADHD Vanderbilt Parent Form
- ADHD Vanderbilt Teacher Assessment Form
- Manage Your Child's Health Record
As a parent or legal guardian you have the ability to access your child's online health information. Visit the Parent/Guardian Access section under MyUHCare to learn more.
- Telephone Advice
During weekday business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), we have a registered nurse dedicated to providing general care information/advice by phone. Medication refills can also be requested on the medication refill line.
Messages can also be left for physicians, and calls will be returned as soon as possible. The doctors typically return calls in between patients if the schedule permits or at the end of the day.
Depending on the nature of the question, we may need to examine the child before diagnosing, treating, advising on the condition.
- Online Advice
You could ask your provider questions via the MyUHCare Personal Health Record tool. Message responses may take up to two business days. If this question is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
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- After Hours/Emergency Calls
If an emergency should arise, please call 911. Emergencies are considered to be those conditions that are life-threatening: loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, seizure, etc. In the case of minor emergencies (lacerations, cuts, mild fractures, sprains), please call our office first for instructions, 440-871-5100.
After hours minor emergency calls are directed to our answering service where a registered nurse will triage the call. If the nurse is unable to address or advise on your concern, the doctor on call will be paged and return your call. Please save routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for the morning. We encourage you to refer to our website first, when practical, before calling the office.
- Sick Visits
Patients will be seen by appointment only. If you have siblings that need to be evaluated, please make an appointment for each child to ensure that everyone receives an appropriate amount of our time and care. If you feel your child needs to be seen more urgently, please go to the urgent care or emergency room.
Same day sick appointments are usually available, but requests received late in the day may need to be seen the following morning or referred to the urgent care or emergency room.
- Well Child Visits/Sports Physical
Well Child Visits are full physical exams. These visits include sports physicals and well child exams. Well visits also include follow up appointments if taking a daily medication. These appointments must be scheduled in advance. For your convenience, our schedule opens three months in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. We will need to reschedule your appointment if you are 15 minutes or more late for a scheduled well visit appointment. This will allow us to spend ample time with your child and avoid excessive waiting time. The recommended schedule of well visits is as follows: Newborn, 1 month, 2 month, 4 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month, 18 month, 2 years old, 30 months, 3 years and then on a yearly basis.
Prescriptions are not given without the patient being seen and examined first. We ask that you request all refills when in the office; however, you can request a refill by phone. Be sure to include the child’s full name, date of birth, a phone number where you can be reached, the name and dosage of the medication and your pharmacy’s name and number. You may be asked to schedule a follow-up visit before a medication is refilled if deemed necessary by the physician. Refill requests should be made 5 days before the prescription is due to run out.
Requests for medication refills will be phoned to your pharmacy or will be ready for pickup within 72 hours of the request. A nurse will contact you to confirm the medication and dosage. Medication cannot be refilled without this information.
Refills for long term medications require a follow up every three months and a yearly physical. This includes medications for asthma and ADD/ADHD.
If you use a mail order pharmacy, we do NOT fax refill requests or new prescription orders. You need to mail any prescription, so plan accordingly to receive your medicine on time.
Our electronic medical record allows us to e-prescribe any prescriptions at your appointment within seconds. This will allow us to keep better track of all medications you are currently or have been taking, even if prescribed by another office. For prescription refills please try to give as much advance notice as possible; feel free to leave a message for the nurse, we ask that for most refills your child's physical is up-to-date.
Medications that are more closely regulated by the FDA have different requirements for prescribers. We are required by law to see your child regularly to monitor medication use and usefulness.
- Pay your Bill
You can now quickly and easily pay your provider bill online using our convenient online bill pay tool.
- Insurance Message
We are providers on numerous insurance plans, and our staff cannot be thoroughly familiar with every plan. Please familiarize yourself with your particular insurance plan and know which services are not covered. We ask that co-pays and deductibles be paid at the time of service. Self-pay patients will be asked to pay for services rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Please bring your insurance card to each visit. Failure to provide us with adequate insurance information will require us to bill you directly. Any questions regarding your account can be directed to our billing office at 216-383-0100.