Practice Information

Insurance

We accept almost every health insurance plan. We want your child to become our patient and receive wonderful health care. For more insurance coverage information, please call our office at 480-385-5055.

Vaccine Policy

Pendleton Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. We require all children in our practice to be immunized according to one of two schedules, preferably with the well established CDC schedule.

Click here for more resources and to see the differences between the CDC schedule and our alternate vaccine schedule.

Billing

To see our financial policy and to pay your bill online, click here.

Well child visit schedule

Visit the Forms page for the well child visit schedule. There, you can click on the different ages for handouts that include expected developmental milestones, age-appropriate safety recommendations and helpful guidance regarding diet, vaccines and other resources.

After hours policy

Our medical staff is available Monday through Friday at (480) 385-5055 to answer baby care questions, medication questions, or to help you decide if your child needs to be seen. Our patient portal is designed for you to e-mail with any non-urgent questions that you may have about your child or for medication refill requests. For a complicated problem, please schedule an appointment.

After office hours, there is a Pendleton Pediatrics provider on call 24/7 for urgent patient needs that cannot wait for the next business day. To contact a provider after hours, call the main office phone number and follow the prompts. After hours, providers will not be able to refill or prescribe new medications or schedule an appointment. If your child needs to be seen before the next day, you will likely be referred to a pediatric urgent care or Emergency Department.

Lactation Consultation

Pendleton Pediatrics does support and encourage breastfeeding of infants, ideally for a minimum of 6 months as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). We do offer lactation consultation services in office to support breastfeeding moms and their babies. Lactation services are provided by our nurse practitioner, Angela, who is also a certified IBCLC. She is available to assist with concerns regarding painful latch, poor weight gain, milk supply, and any other breastfeeding issues. Call the office to schedule a lactation consultation appointment if needed.

Ear Piercing

We do offer ear piercing in our office. Click here for more information.

Newborn Screening

All newborns born in the state of Arizona are screened at birth for 30+ different disorders via the Newborn Screening Test. The test is completed by drawing drops of blood from a capillary heel stick. The first screen is typically drawn at the hospital within the first 36 hours of life. The second screening is recommended between days 5-10 of life. The second screening can be drawn by returning to the birth hospital, going to an outside laboratory or by scheduling an appointment in the office. Usually the results are available within about 2 weeks of being drawn. Please call if you have any questions regarding your baby’s newborn screen. Click here for more information from the AZ Department of Health.

Circumcision

Pendleton Pediatrics does not currently offer circumcisions in office for newborns. For most boys, the procedure can be completed in the hospital before being discharged home. If desired, at the newborn visit, we will be happy to refer you to a specialist in the community who can perform the procedure.