Primary Care, CHOP Campus Resources
Acne Express: On-demand Dermatology Care
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.
Frequently Asked Questions: Oral Antibiotic Suspension Shortage
Find answers to common questions about the current shortage of liquid forms of oral antibiotics.
Online Symptom Checker
This online symptom checker can help you make informed decisions about what level of medical care your child may need, if any, and steps you can take to relieve symptoms at home. If your child has medical risk factors such as a weakened immune system or surgery in last 7 days, please contact your child’s specialist.
Primary Care Family Town Hall Recordings
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.
Primary Care Perspectives Podcast
In this podcast for pediatricians, experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia discuss hot topics in pediatric primary care and issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians.
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.
Return to Youth Sports after COVID-19 Shutdown: Reference Guides
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.
Returning to Child Care During COVID-19
Reference guides to help aide in family decision-making about child care and considerations for safe reopening of child care centers during COVID-19.
Supporting Your School-age Child Before, During and After COVID-19 Vaccination
Use these strategies and suggested language to support your child throughout their COVID-19 vaccination experience.
Tips to Comfort Babies and Toddlers Before, During and After Vaccinations
To make the experience less stressful, follow these tips for when supporting babies and toddlers during and after their vaccines.
What to Expect at Your Doctor’s Office During COVID-19
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 and Vaccination
Comfort Positioning During Procedures
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.
Prepare Your Child for a Vaccine
This child-friendly learning resource can help prepare your child for getting a vaccine. Learn about what a vaccine is and what it can be like before, during and after.
Childcare Vaccination Requirements in Pennsylvania
Learn about the PA state law that requires children to be vaccinated to attend group childcare settings in the state of PA.
CHOP’s Health Tip of the Week
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.
Children need immunizations to prevent them from getting sick. Like adults, children deserve honest answers about their healthcare. Find some suggestions for helping prepare your child for his immunizations.
Insurance and Finances
Health Insurance Keywords
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.
Vehicle Safety for Kids and Teens
Virtual Driving Assessment: Preparing Teens to Drive Safely
Simulated driving assessments being piloted at select CHOP Primary Care locations gauge a teen’s ability to drive safely and avoid crashes.
Fever in Kids: When to Call the Doctor
Watch this video to learn why children get fevers and when to call the doctor.
How to Treat Dehydration from Stomach Bugs in Children
Watch a video about oral rehydration therapy, a doctor-recommended method for treating dehydration in kids that you can do at home.
Navigating the Sick Season with Kids: Flu, RSV and More
A team of experts from the CHOP Care Network answers common questions to help families get through sick season.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.