During your first visit to the PUV Center, you will meet the care team who will talk with you about your child, review his health history and test results, and answer your questions. At the end of the visit, the team will talk with you about how your child is doing and next steps. You will leave this appointment with a specific, personalized treatment plan.
Treatment or additional testing may happen right away, or at a later time. The team will make sure you know about helpful resources at Cincinnati Children’s that are available to you and your family, such as social workers and financial counselors.
The team will schedule regular follow-up visits. During these visits, our physicians and nurses will:
- Talk to you and your child about how things are going
- Provide a thorough physical exam
- Use screening tools to identify any new concerns
- Make referrals to any other specialists who can provide care and support
Your child’s nurse coordinator helps plan each clinic visit in advance. If you have specific concerns about how you child is doing, please let her know before his next appointment. Making sure all the resources you need are available when you come to the clinic helps us make the most of each visit.