What to Expect at Your First Appointment at Head and Neck Surgery
There are many different diseases of the ear, nose and throat, and our providers offer specialty care for a wide variety of conditions. We offer care through many different programs at Cincinnati Children’s, and we want to connect you with the right resources at the right time. This first appointment is your entry point to the head and neck surgery division.
Making an Appointment at Head and Neck Surgery
We want it to be easy for you to get the care you or your child needs. You can use this form or contact us directly to schedule an appointment. Or, your pediatrician or provider can refer you to our division. We also take referrals from our Emergency Department and other hospitals. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery is on the third floor of Location C (Outpatient Services Building) on the Burnet Campus of Cincinnati Children’s. You also can schedule an appointment at one of our outpatient centers throughout greater Cincinnati.
On the Day of Your Visit to Head and Neck Surgery
Arriving At Your Appointment
Our providers will conduct a complete evaluation of your child at your first visit. Please arrive at the clinic 30 minutes ahead of time. This allows 15 minutes to park and walk from the parking garage (if you are visiting us at the Burnet Campus), and 15 minutes to check in at our front desk. Bring your most recent insurance card, ADC / Medicaid card or BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps) letter of approval with you.
At Your Appointment
Our goal is to determine your child’s diagnosis and the best way to treat them. This first visit will involve a physical exam, and also could include imaging studies and lab tests. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, you may have to see multiple specialists.
After Your Visit to Head and Neck Surgery
You will receive an “After Visit Summary” at the end of your appointment. It will include important details about upcoming appointments, test results, referrals to specialists, and all medications (including new prescriptions). It also will include contact information for your child’s care team.