Johnson Health Center provides quality, comprehensive health care for pediatric patients in a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Our staff includes medical doctors, mid-level providers (nurse practitioners/physician assistants), licensed counselors, and an array of nursing staff including nurses, medical assistants, and care managers in an effort to meet all of your primary care needs.
Primary care services available to our pediatric patients:
- Well-child examinations
- Acute sick visits – available same-day appointments
- Weekend appointments
- Chronic disease management
- School-entrance and sports physicals
- Developmental assessments
- On-site diagnostic laboratory
- Vision and Hearing screenings
I am pregnant and I would like my child to be seen at JHC once they are born. What do I need to do?
When you deliver your baby, hospital staff will ask you who you’d like to use as your pediatrician. If you tell them that you’d like to use Johnson Health Center, they will send us the necessary information to get your child set up for their first appointment. You and your baby will be seen within the first 2-3 days after you’ve been discharged from the hospital.
If I have an after-hours emergency with my child, can I contact JHC?
At Johnson Health Center, you have 24/7 access to a provider. If you contact our offices after we have closed, you will be connected to an after-hours provider who can assess your child over the phone and determine next steps.
My child has Medicaid. Can he/she be seen at JHC?
Yes! We participate with all of the Medicaid MCO’s:
- Aetna Better Health
- Anthem Healthkeepers Plus
- Magellan Complete Care
- Optima Health
- United Health Care Community Plan
- Virginia Premier
Is it okay to give my baby Tylenol or Motrin?
Yes, but it is important that you follow the correct dosage recommendations. The chart below gives dosages for both Tylenol and Motrin. If you have additional questions, please contact our office.
My child is sick. Can he/she be seen in the office?
Yes, we are scheduling in-person sick visits. However, in order to limit exposure to COVID-19, your child may be scheduled for a rapid COVID test before they see their provider. Virtual visits are also still available through our Patient Portal.
What is a well-child exam and why is it important?
Well-child exams are a time when parents can check up on their child’s health and make sure they’re growing and developing normally. Well-child exams usually start a few days after children are born and continue until they turn 18.
Well-child exams are essential for many reasons, including:
- tracking growth and development including milestones, social behaviors and learning
- discussing any concerns about your child’s health
- getting scheduled immunizations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough
What immunizations will my child need?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together a schedule of recommended immunizations for your child.
Your child’s primary care provider can also educate you on what immunizations are needed.