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1250 Mercantile Drive
Highland IL 62249
Telephone (618) 654-4449
                                                      FAX (618) 654-3974
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a-4:30p Open three Saturdays/mo 8a-11a 
Closed 12:15p-12:45p for lunch
Located in Highland, IL and Serving Highland and the Surrounding Areas

EXPECTING PARENTS

Expecting parents

A Thorough Guide for Expecting Parents

At Highland Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, we understand that pregnancy and childbirth are often overwhelming. That's why we're with you every step of the way!

After you deliver at the hospital, please call our office to schedule an appointment within 1 week of birth, or sooner if there are concerns such as jaundice or feeding problems.

First-time moms can ask for a FREE consultation! Call us today.
Pregnant

What to Expect During Your Baby's First Visit to Our Office

During your baby's first visit to our office, you will be asked to complete a new patient packet. Stop by our office and pick up the packet or download the forms here. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment so that this packet can be processed. 

You have to schedule your subsequent wellness checks before you leave the office, to ensure optimal availability. Wellness checks are usually available within a week. 

Please make sure your insurance has been notified of your baby’s birth within the stated grace period to ensure coverage. You will also want to check on your immunization coverage. Vaccines are available through the state under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, if you qualify.

A parent or legal guardian should accompany the child during wellness checks. A lot of information about feeding, sleep, and development are covered and only the parent or legal guardian may consent to immunizations.
Mother and child

A List of Childcare Essentials

As an expecting or new parent, you'll be boggled by the number of gadgets and accessories available in a kids store! Don't worry; we're here to help you. Here's a list of a few simple, basic things that can come handy when you're taking care of your newborn.
  • Car seat: We recommend that you should have a base properly installed in your car.
  • Many police and fire stations will gladly inspect or install your child’s car seat for free.
  • Crib: Infants should sleep on their backs on a firm mattress to prevent SIDS.
  • We advise you to remove all quilts, bumper pads, and stuffed animals to avoid suffocation.
  • Thermometer: We recommend a digital or temporal thermometer.
  • Diapers, wipes, and clothes
Childcare
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at 1250 Mercantile Drive in Highland, IL or call us at
618-654-4449.
Highland Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is recognized by the Highland Chamber of Commerce for the quality services that we give to the community.
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