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We miss you and your sweet kids!

As we reopen, your child's well-being and safety are our top priorities.

Safety information

Cook Children's pediatricians in Mansfield are here to help you with well-child visits, vaccines, illnesses, behavior problems, learning disorders or answer questions all parents have. If your child has a chronic illness, we're here to provide you with a medical home and make sure he or she gets the care they need.

Visitor policy: One healthy adult will be allowed per patient inside our clinic, per visit. Please designate the primary caregiver who will go into the room with your child upon arrival. Siblings and other visitors will not be allowed.

Mask policy: Parents and families, as we continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC, if you have an appointment at our primary care offices, please bring and wear your own mask or cloth face covering from home.

  • NO WALK INS. Please call for an appointment and we will help you.
  • Scheduling through myChart Patient Portal is currently limited to only telemedicine visit options.
  • Well child visits for any child are now considered essential and will be scheduled according to availability.
  • All attempts will be made to schedule well-child and sick visits separately.
  • Exam rooms will be thoroughly cleaned after each visit with extra cleaning provided to common spaces.

Cook Children’s Pediatrics Mansfield would like to send our deepest thank you to two of our providers who will be leaving our office on April 30, 2020.

Dr. Melvin Joki has served the Arlington/Mansfield community for the past 30 years. To echo the voice of many, families have grown up with him compassionately guiding and nurturing them through every phase of childhood into young adulthood. He is a wonderful and caring physician who is diligent and takes the time each patient needs. Families have followed him from three different offices and we have no doubt they will continue to follow him anywhere he moves. However, at this time, Dr. Melvin Joki is going to take some time to care for his own family.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Leslie Beale has worked with and along beside Dr. Joki for the past 14 years. As a Texas Christian University (TCU) graduate and Mansfield community member, her interest in patients has always extended beyond the appointment diagnosis. While providing highly effective primary care, Leslie always demonstrates the importance of caring about the whole child. There is no doubt this is why her patients ask for her by name and love her so much. Though we are going to miss her greatly in this office, we hope to see her smiling face shining on in the Cook Children's network.

Just like how Dr. Joki and Leslie keep their patients feeling cared about and healthy, they make us feel the same way. From all of us in the office, we are going to miss our daily conversations about medicine, life, traveling and all things TCU. You both make our jobs easier and our days brighter. We cannot imagine coming to work each day and you both not being right down the hall. We know both of you will continue to make everyone you encounter feel loved and provide the highest quality of care in your next adventures. They say “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” Though the geographic distance may be further, you will remain in our lives for a lifetime.

Cook Children's Mansfield understands that parents may have concerns about vaccines. However, the increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks, covered by routine vaccinations, puts our immunocompromised patients at much greater risk of acquiring contagious diseases from unvaccinated individuals. Our end goal is to protect all of our patients, preserving their good health and wellness. Therefore, Cook Children's Mansfield strongly encourages our parents to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. Accordingly, this office may not be a good fit for those families who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Your child's well-being and safety

In Cook Children's more than 100-year history, we've never faced a challenge like COVID-19. But we know that together, we'll get through this. At the onset, we limited in-person visits and focused on caring for your child through virtual visits when appropriate. While this technology approach has many benefits and will continue to be offered in certain circumstances, it also limited the type of services we could provide. After careful consideration, we're accepting all in-person visits to our primary care offices, specialty care clinics and surgery centers.

To ease any concerns you might have, we're taking great precautions to create the safest environment possible for patients, families and staff. These important safeguards include:

  • Everyone who enters a Cook Children's facility, including physicians and staff will be screened for fever and symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
  • Any symptomatic employee will be sent home.
  • Any patient or parent who fails the screening will be evaluated further and may need to be rescheduled.
  • Everyone in the building, including parents and patients over the age of 2 will be asked to wear a cloth mask, bandana or scarf at all times. Please bring a facial covering for you and your child.
  • Only one parent/guardian can accompany the patient. Siblings will not be able to attend unless they have an appointment, as well.
  • Our plan is to take patients directly to exam rooms; however, if there is a brief wait, we will ensure proper social distancing in the waiting area.
  • Well child visits are scheduled during designated hours and always prior to any sick patient appointments. 
  • Primary care physicians and nurses are responding to the needs of sick children via telehealth visits. When it is essential to evaluate a sick child in person, they are offered an appointment at designated times to avoid exposing well children.

At Cook Children's, we're dedicated to the well-being of our patients, families and staff. For information you can trust and resources to help you and your children thrive during these challenging times, we encourage you to visit

We look forward to seeing you soon!