Appointments With the Thyroid Center | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric Thyroid Center

Appointments With the Pediatric Thyroid Center

Requesting an appointment

You can make an appointment with the Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP in one of the following ways:

Phone

Please call 215-590-3174 and select option 4.

A member of our thyroid clinical team will return your call within 24 to 48 hours. During this call, we will obtain further clinical information that will enable us to schedule your child with the appropriate provider.

Online

You can request an appointment online through our secure "Request an Appointment Form." Please select "Endocrinology and Diabetes" from the "Specialties" drop-down list.

A scheduler will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to register your child. Please be prepared to have laboratory and/or thyroid ultrasound results faxed to 215-590-7766. This will be requested by the scheduler.

Once these results are received and reviewed, a member of our thyroid clinical team will contact you to obtain further clinical information and schedule your child with the appropriate provider.

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Getting ready for your first appointment

After scheduling your first appointment, you will be asked to send us the following records:

These can be faxed to 215-590-7766, ATTN: LaKenya Linton, RN, or mailed, along with a copy of any thyroid imaging studies, to:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Endocrinology, 11 NW
ATTN: LaKenya Linton, RN
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: If required by your insurance plan, please make sure you obtain a referral or authorization from your primary care provider in preparation for your visit with the Pediatric Thyroid Center.

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What to expect during your first appointment

Your first appointment is one of the most important meetings with our team. This is a consultation appointment to give us the opportunity to learn more about your child, review all pertinent records and images, and ultimately provide you with a recommendation for evaluation and treatment. With the exception of potential repeat imaging and laboratory studies, usually no procedures will be performed on the day of your consultation appointment.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

Can all of my child’s thyroid-related care be completed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia?

Yes, we offer a multidisciplinary team approach that enables us to fully evaluate and treat your child’s thyroid condition.

Is it necessary to send all my records before my first appointment?

Yes, it is very helpful and allows our medical team to effectively evaluate your child so we can offer our expert recommendations. Our goal is for you to leave your first appointment with a plan in place and your questions answered.

All images that are provided are uploaded to your child’s electronic medical record so they are available for team members across disciplines to access as necessary.

Will I need to travel to CHOP for all of my follow-up appointments?

This depends on the diagnosis and availability of resources near your home. We will make every effort to partner with your primary care physician and/or local pediatric endocrinologist to decrease travel when possible. Often, we can arrange to have laboratory studies performed locally. However, imaging (ultrasound, CT, MRI and/or nuclear medicine whole body scans) and treatment (surgery, radioactive iodine) are usually performed at the CHOP Main Campus in Philadelphia.

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Contact the Pediatric Thyroid Center

215-590-3174

Request an Appointment