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MyCookChildren's video visits:

Cook Children's pediatricians are partnering to provide online video visits to help provide the quality pediatric care you expect from Cook Children's. These visits can be done from the comfort of your own home on a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam. In preparation for a visit:

  • Patients must have an active MyCookChildren's account.
  • Patients must download the program Zoom to their device.

To schedule a video visit with your pediatrician, follow the below steps:

  1. Request a visit by selecting the "Appointments" tab in MyCookChildren's or by calling your pediatrician's office to set up an appointment. These appointments will be available during regular office hours.
  2. When the time comes for a visit, you will go back to the "Appointments" tab in the MyCookChildren's app to begin your visit.

In addition to telemedicine visits, Cook Children's pediatricians are actively working to help keep patients safe by direct messaging with patient families and providing phone visits when video is not an option. Messages can include a picture or video and can be sent through the MyCookChildren's "Messages" tab. Talk to your office and /or doctor to confirm if they are providing these options for their patients at this time.

New patients

New patients looking to make an appointment at Cook Children's Miller can call 817-534-7110.

Please have your insurance information ready when you call.

Call between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. We are better able to answer your questions and give you advice when we can have your child's medical records on hand. A nurse will take your call, or if one is unavailable, leave a message with a receptionist and a nurse will return your call. Rapid responses are very important to us.

Preparing for your first visit

  1. Be sure to create a MyCookChildren's patient portal account to access your child's health records online.
  2. Bring your insurance card and other medical history


To confirm that your insurance is covered, please review Cook Children's accepted insurance plans.

Visit hours and information

  • Call between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. We are better able to answer your questions and give you advice when we can have your child's medical records on hand.
  • Routine office visits are by appointment only; we will make every effort to accommodate your needs when your child is ill.
  • For preventive care, such as a flu shot, your child must have had a well-visit in the past year.
  • Please call as soon as possible if you must cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Our offices are closed most holidays, including New Year's Day, July Fourth, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Virtual Waiting Room

As an added layer of protection, we now offer Virtual Waiting Room. On the day of your appointment, you'll receive a text with instructions about your visit. When you arrive, text us that you're here and remain in your car until you receive a text from us letting you know it's time to come in.

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Fees, payments and insurance

  • Fees, insurance co-payment and deductibles are due at each visit.
  • Please bring insurance identification to every appointment.
  • Let us know when there are changes in insurance coverage, address, employment or phone numbers.
  • For more information on Cook Children's financial and billing information, click here.

Request medical records

Cook Children's keeps a record of each lab, x-ray, medical center, or specialty clinic visit. The privacy of this information is protected by federal and state regulations. This means your medical information is only available to the Cook Children's healthcare professionals caring for you or your child. Everyone else must get special permission (called authorization) before the information can be released.

Specialty care referrals

At Cook Children's, we provide more than 60 pediatric medical and specialty clinic offices to support your child if they require specialized care. We offer child-friendly medical and surgical technology, as well as care designed to help children and their families feel at ease and safe during a stressful time.

  • Referrals to a specialist may be made by your doctor. However, no referrals are made until your child has been seen by his or her primary care physician.
  • If you are a member of a managed care plan (HMO), a referral form is required for treatment by a specialist. Allow five to seven working days for the referral to be completed and mailed.

Information on Cook Children's specialty clinics:

Home health services

Sometimes kids need long-term care, or will heal better in a familiar setting. We can assist in arranging referrals for quality, patient-centered care in the comfort of home through Cook Children's Home Health. Led by a clinical team with vast experience in pediatrics, our visiting nurses have a minimum of five years of pediatric experience and our skilled visiting nurses are PALS certified.

  • Medical equipment
  • Nursing and rehabilitation
  • Biopharmaceutical services
  • Infusion services
  • Orthotics and prosthetics