Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents provides the following information to ensure our patients understand our policies for providing pediatric healthcare. These policies include:
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are an important part of your healthcare and we are happy to help you with that. It is our policy that all females on oral contraceptives are required to have a yearly physical exam in our office. At this time, your physician will renew your prescription for your oral contraceptives. (Prescriptions are usually written with 12 months of refills.)
PLEASE NOTE: A yearly exam is required for the renewal of oral contraceptive prescriptions. There is a one-time one month grace period. Please schedule your yearly physical exam with our office 2-3 months in advance. We recommend making a reminder note on your calendar 3 months before the appointment is needed. Thank you!
Medications for your child’s attention disorder are an important part of his/her healthcare and we are happy to help you manage them. It is our policy that all children on medications for ADD or ADHD must have a yearly physical exam with our physicians, as well as medication check-ups every 3-6 months. At that time, our physician will review your child’s health and the effectiveness of the medicine.
Prescriptions for your child’s ADD or ADHD medicine(s) can be written for up to a 90 day supply if your health insurance allows (often through a mail-order pharmacy program). Please check the pharmacy coverage with your health insurance. You will need to call for renewal at the end of that time.
Please call at least 3-5 days before your child’s medicine runs out. When you call, please leave the following information on the voicemail:
Each time you will need to come to the office to pick up the prescription; these prescriptions cannot be called into the pharmacy. (Note: StratteraTM is one medication sometimes prescribed for ADD/ADHD that can be called into the pharmacy.)
Note: Our Lab Tech cannot order labs for a patient. You must see a physician or have signed orders from an outside physician. If another physician requests labs for your child, please follow these guidelines: