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Appointments and Referrals


Each new patient to Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics of the Carolinas must have a referral from their primary care physician in order to schedule an evaluation. Referrals must be completed in full with all sections completed. Copies of last chart notes would greatly assist in helping us determine if referral is appropriate for our clinic. After we receive the referral, we mail a package of questionnaires and assessment tools to the patient. We will need to have these returned prior to booking the appointment.

First Visit

Each new patient is asked to complete a health history form and have some assessment tools completed prior to their first visit to Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. We will need to have these returned to us prior to us booking the first appointment. This will help our medical staff to make a prompt and accurate assessment during the first visit. Please bring your current insurance cards, including Medicaid cards, and any current prescription bottles. You will need to arrive on time. Patients who arrive 10 minutes late may have to be rescheduled.

Your child will be in the room with you for the evaluation. If you prefer to speak with the doctor alone, you will need to bring someone to watch your child in the lobby. Please do not bring siblings to the appointment as this can be very distracting for the medical provider. Due to health reasons, our clinic does not have toys in the exam rooms, so you may want to bring some with you. (Please be sure they do not have on and off buttons!) First appointments can last from between 60 and 90 minutes.

Routine or Follow-Up Visit

Always bring your insurance cards, including Medicaid cards and all prescription medications.

Cancellation Policy

Please call to cancel any appoints you will be unable to keep at least 48 hours in advance so that we may offer these appointments to other patients in need to treatment. We do our best to see every patient at their scheduled time; however, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment in case of a provider emergency or if the patient arrives 10 or more minutes late for an appointment. Same day cancellations are also counted as "no shows." Excessive no shows will lead to possible discharge from the clinic.

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