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 two business days, a CHOP dermatologist will review your case, make treatment recommendations, prescribe medications if needed and let you know if a follow-up visit is necessary.

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.

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

Listen to previous town hall sessions hosted for CHOP Primary Care families, covering a variety of hot topics and answering questions we’re hearing frequently from parents in our practices.

COVID-19 Resources

CHOP performs COVID-19 testing using PCR testing and obtains the specimen using the less invasive anterior nares testing swabs. Results of PCR tests are generally available within 24 to 48 hours. You do not need to be a current CHOP patient to schedule an appointment at a CHOP testing site. Please note testing is available by appointment only.


Educational Materials


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.


Podcasts

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.

Primary Care Perspectives podcast logo

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.


Videos

Ready, Set, Prevent Video

A teenage athlete demonstrates warm up activities, dynamic stretching, strengthening and plyometrics for sports injury prevention.


Websites

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