Newborn

All of our Physicians welcome new patients!  Please call our office to schedule a complimentary “get acquainted” visit with a pediatrician. The pediatrician you choose, or one of their partners, will visit you and your newborn in the hospital within 24 hours after the baby is born.

Our Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  We have office hours every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.  We want to be the place you go to take care of your child’s health and medical needs, so please call our office any time of day, any day!  If you reach us outside of regular business hours, our answering service will take a message and you will receive a return call soon.

Important Steps

Please follow these important steps for a smooth transition into our practice:

Step 1: Call your insurance company to determine whether Pediatric Associates of the NW is on your plan.  Also determine which hospitals are covered under your plan.

Our physicians see newborns at the following Portland area hospitals:

Please check that your insurance covers delivery at one of these hospitals.  If your insurance does not cover delivery at one of these hospitals, another physician will see your baby in the hospital, and your new born care with our practice will begin with an office visit after you and your baby are home.

Step 2: Please contact our office for a new born appointment as soon as possible after your baby is born.  We usually see newborns at 3-5 days of age to evaluate feeding and answer questions.

Step 3: Click on our “what to expect” to find out what you will learn during your child’s  2 week visit.

Step 4: When a child is born, insurance companies usually allow 30 days for the child to be added to a policy.  Please inform your insurance company as early as you can after the baby is born to avoid delays in billing and payment.

Additional Resources

For other online advice about your newborn, medical and health resources, please visit HealthyChildren.org.

Baby Blues Connection
Volunteer association providing information, resources, and phone support to postpartum mothers.