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New patients

If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 682-885-4405.

Cook Children's MyChart

Before your first appointment, sign up for your Cook Children's MyChart account. MyChart is a free and confidential service that offers convenient online access to your child's medical records so you can spend less time managing your child's health care and more time with your child.

There are three ways to sign up:

  1. Call 682-303-4367.
  2. Visit cookchildrens.org/mychart to fill out a form requesting an account.
  3. Register in person at your child's next visit.

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How to prepare for your visit

All new patients should make every effort to bring a disc or a hard copy of any images (X-rays, MRI or CT scans) that have been taken of the area of concern. The images will be reviewed by the clinician and possibly compared to additional X-rays taken in the office during the visit.

In addition, patients should bring any existing bracing they have, especially if adjusting or replacement is needed. This allows us to better assess the child's needs. Bracing can include, ankle foot orthosis (AFOs), knee immobilizers, ankle supports, special shoes or inserts, wrist braces, slings and prosthetic devices.

Insurance

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

Did you know that Cook Children's also offers a health plan that may help you access the care you need? Learn more about Cook Children's Health Plan here.

International referrals

Our patient services team will review your provided information and the child's medical records to recommend the best treatment plan for the child at Cook Children's Health Care System.

To help us more fully understand the patient's needs, please complete the international referral form below and return it to the Cook Children's International department at international@cookchildrens.org, or fax the form to 01-682-885-2557.

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Orthopedics or Sports Medicine?

When should my child be seen by Cook Children's Orthopedics team vs Cook Children's SPORTS Medicine team?

Please contact our Orthopedics team at 682-885-4405 if your child...

  • Needs a surgical consultation
  • Has an unknown diagnosis
  • Has a known diagnosis and needs a doctor
  • Can't walk or move without extreme pain
  • Has abnormal results from a radiograph, CT and/or MRI
  • Has an acute fracture treatment
  • Has injuries that are not healing
  • Need equipment and/or orthosis

Please contact our SPORTS Medicine team at 866-205-7270 if your child...

  • Has recurrent injuries
  • Has been diagnosed with a sports-related injury
  • Needs back-to-sport training
  • Needs injury prevention information
  • Need to address proper body mechanics and alignment

Where will my child be seen?

Where will my child be seen?

We will do our best to provide you an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you. If your child needs to be seen sooner than what we can offer at your preferred location, we may ask you to travel to one of our other locations to ensure we can help you as soon as possible.

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Who will see my child?

Who will see my child?

Our orthopedic doctors focus on each patient's individual needs and work together with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthotists and subspecialists to provide the best possible care.

Meet our team