Primary Care Locations Resources
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.
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.
Searching for a pediatrician? Sign up for a virtual session with one of our providers and get to know our practice.
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.
Teen driving safety experts from CHOP answer common questions from parents as they prepare for their teens to start driving.
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.
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.
A reference guide for players, parents and coaches for returning to youth sports after COVID-19 shutdowns, developed by experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Reference guides to help aide in family decision-making about child care and considerations for safe reopening of child care centers during COVID-19.
Use these strategies and suggested language to support your child throughout their COVID-19 vaccination experience.
Here’s what to expect when you come in for your next appointment at a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network location.
Coping During a Doctor’s Visit
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.
Read health and wellness tips from the pediatric experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Subscribe to our Health Tips newsletter to receive them in your inbox.
During the COVID-19 health emergency, the way families traditionally purchase infant formulas may be impacted. Review this formula substitution list for families and providers to help select an appropriate alternative.
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.
Matthew Elias, MD, attending cardiologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses COVID-19’s impact on the heart and how it affects outpatient care for children who have recovered.
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.
In this episode, we focus on alternative treatments. Amanda Bennett, MD, MPH, developmental pediatrician and clinical chair of the Autism Integrated Care Program at CHOP, talks about why families look to integrative medicine for treatment of autism.
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.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Brendan Williams, MD, discusses fracture evaluation and management, injury prevention and more.
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.
Ian Leahy, PT, DPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discusses: the basics of a good home set-up.
Tune in to a podcast episode covering the nitty gritty details of lice and scabies: examinations, treatments, transmission and more.
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.
Simulated driving assessments being piloted at select CHOP Primary Care locations gauge a teen’s ability to drive safely and avoid crashes.
Watch this video to learn why children get fevers and when to call the doctor.
Watch a video about oral rehydration therapy, a doctor-recommended method for treating dehydration in kids that you can do at home.
A teenage athlete demonstrates warm up activities, dynamic stretching, strengthening and plyometrics for sports injury prevention.
A video where a pediatric doctor explains stomach bugs in children.
Your child tested positive for COVID-19? We're here to help! Here are the top five things to know.
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