After-hours telephone calls
In the case of an emergency, call 911. Providers will be available after hours for urgent phone calls. Medications are not prescribed by the on-call provider. Routine office matters such as refill request and scheduling or cancelling appointments will be handled on the next routine business day.
We ask that you call and schedule an appointment for your child.
We do our best to see your child the same day for sick/urgent appointments but you should call for an appointment. We do not accept walk-in appointments.
If you are more that 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. We will attempt to contact you the day before to remind you of your appointment. However, it is your responsibility to arrive promptly for your appointment.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your child's appointment, we ask that you give us 24 hour notice prior to the appointment time . If you fail to notify the clinic PRIOR to your appointment time and you do not attend your appointment, the appointment will be considered a "no show." If you "no show" 3 appointments in one calendar year, your child will be dismissed from Progressive Children's Clinic. The dismissal will include all children in the same household.
Progressive Children’s Clinic will make several attempts to remind patients of appointments. Please remember to provide up to date information including telephone number, email address, and mailing address with the clinic so you may receive the appointment reminders. Please help us to ensure your child is appropriately cared for by attending all scheduled appointments.
If a child is scheduled for their very first visit at Progressive Children's Clinic and "no shows" for the appointment, the appointment will NOT be rescheduled.
Insurance and Payments
We accept many different insurances. Please contact your insurance company PRIOR to your visit to ensure your insurance plan is active and will cover services provided by Progressive Insurance Clinic. Insurance co‐payments are due at each and every visit. We are required by the insurance company to collect co-payments. If your insurance plan has a deductible and it has not been met for the year, you may be required to pay for the visit in full. If your insurance does not pay for services provided, then the parent/guardian is responsible for those charges.
To help with proper filing of insurance claims, please bring your card to each visit.
For self pay patients, payment is due at the time of service.
We ask that you give us 3 business days to complete your forms once they are dropped off.
It is our policy to NOT give school excuses unless the child was seen in the clinic. School excuses requested over the phone will be denied as the child must be seen in the clinic. School excuses must also be obtained on the day of the visit or with in 72 hours of the visit. We will not be able to provide an excuse after the 72 hour time period has expired. School excuses will not be faxed to your child's school.
Effective July 1, 2019
We believe immunizations are essential for a growing child and are one of the most important services we can provide to prevent illness and life-threatening disease.
Our clinic follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for immunizations.
We do not accept non-vaccinated and non-vaccinating patients into the practice without a medical exemption. True medical exemptions are not common.
We ask all of our currently non-vaccinated patients and those behind schedule to discuss your concerns with us. We encourage these families to begin to implement the CDC vaccine catch up schedule.
If you ultimately refuse to vaccinate your child(ren) according to the recommended schedule, we will ask you to find another provider who shares your view.
Vaccine Information Resources