Primary Care Locations Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.

Acne Express is a virtual consult service that uses secure photograph submissions to assess your child’s acne. This service is available to patients 8 to 17 years old in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have a MyCHOP account. Within 5 business days, a CHOP Dermatology physician assistant will review your case and included photos, make treatment recommendations, and prescribed medications if needed.

You may have just started in our practice or have been coming here since your child was a newborn. As your child enters their adolescent years, we wanted to help you understand some of the changes you will see in their well appointment since it will be different from their visits as a younger child.

Here, we offer safety information about various injury-prevention topics. Explore them all and help keep your child safe.

Coping During a Doctor’s Visit and Vaccination

Comfort position: Preschooler Side-sitting Position

Comfort positions are secure hugging holds that help your child feel safe and secure during medical procedures. Find several comfort positions that we often recommend for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Like adults, children deserve honest answers about their healthcare. Consider teaching your child — before their appointment — about why immunizations are important. Find tips to help prepare your child for their immunizations.

Educational Materials

Learn about the NJ Department of Health immunization requirements for a child to attend child care/preschool in New Jersey.

Formula Feeding

Insurance and Finances

What is co-insurance? An ancillary charge? Out-of-pocket expenses? Understanding these healthcare coverage keywords can make managing the financial aspects of your child’s care easier.

Mental Health Resources

Medication Materials


This podcast talks about when and how to start celiac screenings, genetic links to other autoimmune diseases, common presentations of celiac disease in a primary care setting, understanding IgG levels, role of different diagnostic tests and biopsy, how pediatricians can monitor celiac patients on an ongoing basis, vaccine considerations, and more.

This podcast offers perspective from Kalena Brown, an advocate and mother whose primary care pediatrician helped her and her three children safely leave a domestic violence situation.

Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, Chief of Allergy Program at CHOP, covers the top 9 most common food allergens, current recommendations for when and how to safely introduce potential food allergens, when to refer to an allergist for testing, when different tests (skin, IgE or RAST testing) are indicated, outgrowing allergies, and exciting research underway around immunotherapy and other treatment advances.

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In celebration of the 100th episode of the Primary Care Perspectives podcast, Dr. Katie Lockwood welcomes a special guest, author Jessica Lahey, to discuss her most recent book, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.”

Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, Medical Director of CHOP’s Poison Control Center, talks about common poison exposures in children, unexpected poisons, the use of naloxone for opioid overdose, identifying toxidromes and advice for pediatricians counseling parents to protect children from poisoning. 

Vehicle Safety for Kids and Teens

These general guidelines can help you maintain proper car seat safety and choose the most appropriate car seat for your child.


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This series of short videos shares advice from CHOP pediatricians about common childhood illnesses and how to manage them at home. Topics include how to measure breathing rate, properly check temperature, treating coughs, and more.