Your first appointment
Whenever possible, we recommend that you bring a trusted friend or extended family member to your child's first appointment to take notes and even record important information.
Also, bring a list of your own questions to ask. If you're not sure where to start, click here for a list of frequently asked questions. You will no doubt have additional questions while speaking with your doctor, but there is a lot of information to take in, and the best way to get your questions answered is to prepare as many of them as you can in advance, so you can get the most out of your scheduled time with your specialist.
At Cook Children's, our goal is to make things as simple as possible, even when they feel complicated. That's why we've prepared a Patient Welcome Packet. We know parents can get a bit overwhelmed before that first appointment, and this packet can help your improve your experience. Please review our welcome packet and let us know if we can improve your satisfaction, experience or level of care.
Family medical planner – Parents of neuroscience patients have lots things to keep up with, like appointments, treatments, medications, home care and more. Our family medical planner can help you keep track of everything, and for older children and teens, provides a way for them to take an active part in their care. The planner is FREE and is available online.
We are here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. Call our offices at: 682-885-2500 to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff.