What to bring to your child’s appointment:
- Insurance cards, primary and secondary
- Picture ID
- Any previous diagnostic studies related to your child’s condition such as x-rays, MRIs or any previous laboratory studies. Please be aware that additional images may be taken in the office at the time of your child’s appointment. We are usually able to view films online through PACS from the following locations: South Texas Radiology, The Baptist Health System, M&S Imaging, The Methodist Hospitals, Santa Rosa Hospitals.
- Athletic shorts without buttons or zippers if your child is being seen for scoliosis, back, hip or leg problems.
- Females being seen for scoliosis should also bring or wear a sports bra and loose fitting top.
- Legal documents if you are not the parent of the child being seen. This may include court documents if you are the legal guardian, a notarized letter from the parent or legal guardian giving authorization for you to accompany the child for medical evaluation and giving you permission to make medical decisions. **A parent or legal guardian should accompany the child to their initial visit.
- Something to occupy your child while they wait.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOOD AND DRINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE POSCST WAITING ROOM OR EXAM ROOMS***
- First Visit – please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your child’s scheduled appointment time.
- Please call our office if you are running late.
- Please notify us of any changes in your name, address, phone number, medical insurance provider or secondary insurance provider prior to your child’s appointment
- Please be prepared to pay any co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance or account balances at the time of service.
- Please be sure to check out with the front desk before leaving the office.
- As you check out please ask for any school or return to work notes that you may need.
- Please schedule any follow-up appointments at the time of checkout.
POSCST is a specialty practice. We see many different types of patients including those with acute injuries, as well as simple and complicated orthopedic problems. Our scheduled appointments tend to fill quickly and we must also work urgent patients into our schedule, some of whom may require surgery. Some patients may require more time and resources than initially anticipated. Because of this, there may be an unexpected wait time when you arrive for your visit. Please plan accordingly.