Frequently Asked Questions
H1N1 Vaccine (Swine Flu)
Who will be recommended to receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine?
CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that certain groups of the population receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine when it first becomes available. These target groups include pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, persons between the ages of 6 months and 24 years old, and people ages of 25 through 64 years of age who are at higher risk for 2009 H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.
Pediatric Health Care Providers:
Physical Forms and Immunization Record Requests
Whenever possible please bring any physical forms or medication authorizations to your appointment. If your child requires forms/immunization records in between appointments please allow 24 hour notice. We do participate in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection system (MIIC), which keeps a confidential computerized record of your child's immunizations.
What to Bring to your Appointment
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for registration. Please bring your child's insurance card; copy of immunization record (if you are new to our clinic) and any forms (daycare,school, camp, sports physical, etc) you will need completed. We also are required to collect any insurance co-pays prior to your child's visit.
If you need to cancel or reschedule please contact our office at 218-722-1408 as soon as possible. Parking is available free across the street from the Northland Bldg, at meters, or in the parking ramp attached to the clinic. We regret we are unable to validate parking.
Well Child Examinations
Well Child Visits:
Yearly physicals are recommended for ages 2-21 years. Your child may need to be seen more often if he or she has any special health care needs. Physical examinations are an opportunity to develop a partnership between your child, family, and your pediatrian. These visits include a complete physical examination, review of developmental milestones, and school performance. Recommended health screening procedures such as vision, hearing, anemia testing, along with immunization updates will be done at this time. Parents have the opportunity to discuss what to expect for their child's next developmental phase, prevention of illness and injury, and how to promote healthy habits. This would be a good time to address questions regarding sleep, behavior, choosing daycare, and monitoring school progress.