PATIENT INFORMATION

The Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, Inc. is a program of health supervision for your child from birth to 18 years of age. This program includes: sick and well child health care, evaluations, laboratory (blood and urine), Developmental screenings, speech, hearing and vision checks, immunizations, health and nutrition teaching, support programs referrals, social services and counseling, and 24-hour medical coverage.

The clinic is in operation Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Each child must have an appointment and we discourage walk-ins. If you do walk in, we will schedule your child for the first available appointment. We encourage you to be on time for your appointment. If you need to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment, you may call the clinic at 330-453-3386. If you need to cancel an appointment after regular business hours, you may leave that information with answering. A copy of these policies is given at the first visit. Please retain this for future reference.

The immunizations that are given to your child will help to prevent certain childhood illness and are required for school entrance. If you’ve been given a card to record these immunizations, please bring it with you to each visit. We record immunizations in each child’s medical chart and enter the data on the Ohio Department of Health’s website. This allows our state to monitor the immunization status of its children. It also enables other doctors to access a child’s immunization history to avoid unnecessary vaccinations. If you do not want your child’s immunization status recorded with ODH, please request a form from the front desk.

If your child has forms that need completed, please allow at least 48 hours. We suggest that you call first to make sure the forms are complete and the doctor has signed them. In the event that your child has had a lead screen, the results of these are recorded one time per week.

We see all children regardless of ethic background or social status. If you have medical coverage, we may ask to see your card to verify that information at each visit. If you do not have coverage, you will be asked to complete a financial form and prove income. Your child will not be refused care due to an inability to pay. Families will be treated with respect and courtesy.

Please call the clinic at 330-453-3386 during regular business hours to schedule your child’s first visit.