- New Patient Medical History – Newborn to 6 Months
- New Patient Medical History – 6 Months and Over
- New Family Information Sheet with Bio
- Financial Policy 2016
- Consent to Treat
We participate with many major insurance carriers, including:
- Capital Blue Cross
- Highmark Blue Shield
- Keystone Health Plan
- United Healthcare
If you do not see your Health Insurance listed here, please ask our office staff about your specific policy.
Tan & Garcia Pediatrics wants to ensure that all our patients, as well as the community at large, are healthy and well. One of the most important public health advancements has been the development of vaccinations, so we strongly believe that all children should be immunized. Because of vaccines, many diseases have been eliminated or have become uncommon, including polio, smallpox, diphtheria, and tetanus. Even in the last decade, we have seen reductions in meningitis and pneumonia due to vaccines. Scientific research has consistently and overwhelmingly shown that vaccines are not only effective but also safe. To not have a child vaccinated not only puts that child at risk, but everyone with whom her or she comes into contact. Alternate or limited vaccination schedules have no benefits and can cause harm by leaving children vulnerable to deadly diseases.
Our medical relationship is built on trust: Trust that we have been trained well, that we follow the most up to date scientific evidence, that we are concerned about your child’s well-being, and that we will recommend the best care for each child. If you do not wish to immunize your child, our practice may not be a good fit for you and your family, and you may want to consider having your child see another provider in the area.
We are more than willing to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines, but do ask all new patients to our practice to adhere to the vaccination schedule endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
PIAA Form Policy
Students participating in school sponsored sports require completion of a sports physical, or Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE), at the onset of each new school year. According to PIAA policy, this physical must occur on or after June 1st of the summer preceding the school year and is then valid through the following May 31st. If your child’s annual physical at our office occurred after June 1st, it can then be used to complete any PIAA forms through May 31st of the following year. If his/her most recent physical occurred prior to June 1st, we will be happy to help you schedule a sports clearance exam to become compliant with PIAA guidelines.
Driving Form Policy
The Department of Transportation specifies that the driver’s permit physical should occur no more than 6 months prior to the applicant’s 16th birthday. It is then valid for 1 year after the physical date.
Cancellation/”No Show” Policy
Our office will make an attempt to provide an appointment reminder by contacting your preferred phone number on file on the business day prior to your child’s appointment. If you need to make any cancellations, we ask that you do so at least 24 hours prior to the appointment in order to allow us to make appropriate adjustments to our schedule so that we can best serve all of our patients. If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to collect a $25 cancellation/”no show” fee.