Pediatric Services at Bozeman Health
WELL-CHILD CHECKS AND SCREENINGS
All children should have regular well-child checks. Typically, we like
to see your baby after birth while in the hospital and regularly through
age two—at age three weeks, and then at two, four, six and nine
months. In their second year, we like to see your child at 12 and 18 months.
From age two and up, we hope to see your child annually. These recommendations
can be modified by you and your pediatrician if there are concerns or
special needs that should be addressed.
Sports physicals serve dual purposes as your child grows older. They allow
us to visit with them about other issues that may be affecting them through
their pre-teen and teenage years while ensuring they’re physically
capable of participating in athletics.
URGENT AND SAME DAY CARE
When your child needs urgent attention, we will accommodate you right away.
In the case of an emergency, a pediatrician is available for consultation.
And, during business hours, we also have a nurse available to answer your
questions over the phone when an appointment is not necessary.
Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy provides services based on evidence-based
treatment interventions. Our team of experienced therapists specialize
in pediatrics and have extensive training in unique areas to better serve
our patients. They work as a multi-disciplinary team, with children and
their families, in order to optimize development and independence.
- Occupational therapy helps children build and develop skills at their “jobs,”
to play, learn and socialize. If they are having issues with these activities,
this specialized therapy will provide solutions and practice to build
the skills needed.
- Pediatric physical therapy strengthens children’s movement and function
after surgery, injury or other impairment.
- Speech therapy emphasizes communication and cognition so that children
are able to understand and communicate to the people and world around them.
- Pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment are unique services to help address
bowel and bladder issues in children.
Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy helps us live out our mission to improve
community health and quality of life, and we're so glad our younger
patients can benefit from these services.
More information about Pediatric Therapy
Like you, our main concern is keeping your child safe and healthy. Some
parents worry about possible side effects of vaccinations and if their
child really needs all the recommended shots. Misinformation abounds,
but the bottom line is that vaccines are safe and protect your child from
serious harm. You can be confident you are making the right decision to
vaccinate your child.
If you have concerns, our pediatricians will do their best to alleviate
your concerns, while providing you with accurate information.
REACH OUT AND READ: SUPPORTING LITERACY IN OUR COMMUNITY
Getting books from the doctor is routine at Bozeman Health Pediatrics.
At every regular checkup, children between the ages of 6 months and 5
years receive a new, age-appropriate book to take home and keep. Also,
volunteers read with children in the pediatric clinic waiting area, and
our pediatricians educate parents about the importance of reading with
their children every day.
Medical Home is a team-led, patient-centered approach to health care, where
the patient is the most important player on their healthcare team. The
patient and the medical home team develop a plan of care created specifically
for the patient, focusing on wellness and prevention, keeping the patient
connected with the health care team and coordinating care with other health
care providers. Bozeman Health Pediatrics has been recognized by the National
Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections—Patient-Centered
Medical Home program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes
that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participator relationships.