Office Policies & Procedures

Prescriptions

Prescription refill requests may be made 24 hours a day via the Kennesaw Pediatrics website or anytime during business hours, Monday through Friday. Whenever possible, please request refills online or when you are in the office. Please allow 48 hours for prescription refills.

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Please note that antibiotics or medicines used previously for a specific diagnosis are never prescribed blindly over the phone. Your child deserves and needs appropriate medical evaluation of every episode to determine its diagnosis and appropriate treatment. While knowledge of previous episodes and treatments are helpful, there is no substitute for a visit with your pediatrician. When your child is ill,  please schedule an appointment right away. We are available seven days a week for your convenience. Requesting a refill inappropriately will only delay your child’s care. Call the office and speak with our triage nurse if you are unsure if your child needs to be seen.

ADD/ADHD Medication Refill Request

Monthly office visits are required for a minimum of three months. After this, appointments are required every 3 months.

In order to supervise your child’s health, we must review the progress of your child in our office every three months. If you are in need of a refill for your child’s ADD/ADHD medication, please call our office and schedule an appointment. You will receive your child’s ADD/ADHD medication prescription at your child’s office visit every three months.  This prescription can be provided to you on paper or sent electronically to your pharmacy.

Referrals

Patients seeing a specialist often are required by their insurance company to have a referral prior to the appointment with the specialist. Please check with your insurance company to determine if your specific policy requires referrals. We are happy to assist you with a referral.  Please contact our office 5 business days prior to the scheduled appointment. You can call the office or login to the Patient Portal and fill out the “Request a Referral” form 24 hours a day. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow all requirements of your insurance.

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Forms

Immunization Records (3231) are provided at each well check, free of charge.  Hearing and Vision Forms (3300) are also provided free of charge at any visit in which hearing and vision are checked.  Sports or camp forms brought to the exam are also completed free of charge. Replacement 3231 or 3300 forms,  or other forms that are dropped off for completion at a time other than an exam, are $10 per form.   Because of the substantial time involved in completion, initial Katie Beckett applications are $75.

Form 3231 is not just a list of immunizations, but certification that a child is fully up to date on vaccines.  If a child is not up to date, we cannot legally issue a Form 3231, but will provide a list of all immunizations the child has received.  This immunization list can also be printed through the patient portal free of charge at any time.

For college students, the completed University System of  Georgia Immunization form is provided free of charge when requested at the time of a well check.  Completed forms requested at a time other than an exam are $10.

Receipts for payments made are offered at each visit.  Duplicate receipts and other payment records can be provided electronically free of charge by contacting the billing office at billing@kennesawpediatrics.com.  Printed extensive duplicate financial records may be charged a $10 administrative fee.

 

Immunization Forms, Hearing and Vision Forms and Sports/Camp Forms take 2-3 days for completion.  Katie Beckett Forms and Family Medical Leave Act forms take 7 – 14 business days for completion.

Unless otherwise authorized, completed forms must be picked up by the parent or guardian(s) listed on the patient’s records.  For forms to be sent directly to another person or organization, the parent or guardian must complete the Medical Records Release FROM KP 2018.

 

No-shows and Cancellations

There is a $35 fee for no-shows or cancelled / rescheduled appointments with less than 24 hours notice.