Expecting? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Expecting a child brings BIG change in every way! We want to help you piece together some information that will be helpful as you prepare for this new step in life. Here you can find what to expect for your first encounters with our office, the forms you will need for your first visit with us, a schedule of your child’s well visits and immunizations, and a run-down on all things insurance!

Congratulations! We are excited for your new addition and the opportunity to serve you at Compass Pediatrics!

What to bring with you:
Insurance card, ID, Prefilled forms (if not done electronically), your preferred method of payment, and we ask that anyone 2 years and older to wear a facemask to protect yourself, other families, and our team from any spreading of germs.

Follow this link to fill out your new patient form! Then, you can email it to: CPD.Admin@compasspeds.com. If you are not able to send your form prior to your appointment, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your visit to fill out any necessary forms!

Visit Schedule:
At Compass Pediatrics, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits or “Periodicity Schedule

If your baby is healthy enough for both of you to be discharged after delivery, we will plan to see them for their newborn well visit 3-5 after birth. This may vary if they need to stay in the hospital a bit longer for further care. Regardless, give our office a call to update us on how everyone is doing!

This schedule of screenings and assessments recommends the following visits, up to age three.

  • The first-week visit (3 to 5 days old)
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 2 years old (24 months)
  • 2 ½ years old (30 months)
  • 3 years old

Vaccine Policy and Schedule:
We have personally evaluated and proudly agree with the scientific and medical community’s overwhelming body of research showing the benefit of childhood vaccines. It is our policy to follow the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Disease Control, the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

In addition to the risk vaccine-preventable diseases create for other children in our waiting room, we do not believe there is a healthy opportunity to assist in a child’s health and well-being if there is an antagonistic foundation toward our expertise and experience. We have elected not to develop or maintain professional medical relationships with those who reject our immunization policy.

Here, you can find the recommended vaccine schedule from the CDC that we follow here at Compass Pediatrics!

Whether your child is covered by TN Care or Private insurance, you will need to ACTIVELY apply them for insurance or add them to your insurance plan! We recommend doing this while you are in the hospital waiting to be discharged. They are covered for the first 30 days of life under their mother’s insurance, and after that, they will need to be active on their own TN Care plan or active as a dependent on your insurance plan. For more on understanding the wild world of insurance.

We are open Monday through Friday 7:30 am- 4:30 pm. When our office is closed, your Compass Pediatrics provider can be accessed via Telemedicine. To access a visit, download the Zoom App on your computer or smart device. Be reminded, that although our office is not open on the weekend, we have the ability to serve you as needed on the weekend!

Life happens. We get it! As much as possible, we as that you kindly give us a 24-hour notice when canceling or rescheduling an appointment so other families can be seen.

Once again, congratulations! We are excited to serve you and your family! Give us a call at 615-461-0656 to schedule your appointment.