Vitals

Click Here to fill out the FLU CLINIC CHECK-IN FORM and please watch this helpful instructional video prior to your appointment. Thank you!

Important: Please click here to read the Healthy Kids Pediatrics Vaccine Policy

Dr. Rachelle Namm, Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino, Peter “P.J.” Pimpinelli, PA-C  Dr. Rachelle Namm, Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino, Peter “P.J.” Pimpinelli, PA-C

Office Hours

Monday: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 8:00pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Take a virtual tour of the Healthy Kids Office!

Address and Contact Info

675 Franklin Ave.  Nutley, NJ 07110
(P) 844-437-5455
(F) 862-238-7454
(E) info@HealthyKidsNJ.com

Please note that our office closes for lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm each day.

Participating Insurances

IDA-Insurance Design Administrators
Aetna HMO
United Health Care/Oxford
Multiplan/PHCS/CHN
Horizon BCBS Managed Care
Qualcare
Emblem Health/GHI
Cigna
Magnacare & Amerihealth

Please note that while we do accept most insurances, each insurance company has many plans and policies and it is possible that we do not participate with all plans offered.  Please check with your insurance company to make sure they find us on your particular plan. This will save you the unnecessary headache of getting bills if we are out of network. Thank you!


Open House Info for Expecting Parents:

Expecting a newborn? Congratulations!  The next Healthy Kids Pediatrics Open House event will be held on Saturday December 19th, 2020 at 8:30 am.

Come meet the team, ask questions, and discover your future medical home. If you or someone you know is expecting and would like to join the HKP Family,  call 844-437-5455, or email info@HealthyKidsNJ.com to reserve your seat.

***Please note that attending one of our Open House events prior to the birth of your child is a prerequisite for our newborn patients.

Hospital Affiliate:

Healthy Kids Pediatrics is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

Please log in to CHADIS here and complete the questionnaire PRIOR to arriving for your next well visit.  Thank you. -HKP

 

CHADIS LOG IN for HKP

F.Y.I

A few friendly reminders & updates from the Healthy Kids Team:

1) In order to maintain an on-time appointment schedule for our patients, you will be asked to reschedule if you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your visit. *Please see #2.

2) Patients who fail to show up for their confirmed well visit appointment will be charged a $100 fee if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not provided. Patients who fail to show up for a pre-scheduled sick visit appointment will be charged a $25 fee if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not provided.

3) Outstanding balances and payments can be made here on the Healthy Kids website by visiting the “Forms and Payments” page.
https://www.healthykidsnj.com/forms/  *Please note that we are unable to accept payments via the patient portal.

4) In an effort to accommodate everyone for their flu shots, the shots will be given by the HKP medical assistants. If you need to speak with one of our medical practitioners, Dr. Jill, Dr. Namm, or our Physician Assistant, P.J., please advise the staff prior to your appointment so that the appropriate amount of time may be scheduled.

5) To ensure availability, daytime well visits can and should be scheduled up to 3 months in advance and well visits after 4 pm can and should be scheduled up to 4-6 months in advance.

6) Visits with Dr. Jill, Dr. Namm, and P.J. and are by appointment only. In order to serve our pre-scheduled patients, walk-ins can not be accommodated.

7) For URGENT after hours phone calls, call the HKP Hotline at 1-844-437-5455. For all other calls or non-urgent questions & concerns, please e-mail us, use the online portal, or call 1-844-437-5455 during regular office hours.

8) Saturday appointments are reserved for same-day sick visits. These appointments are scheduled by the next available time slot only.

9) HKP charges $25.00 per form for daycare centers, school, work, sports, camp, early intervention, and pre-operative clearance if the form is not submitted at the time of your child’s visit. The fee for a Family Medical Leave form will be $50.00.  The fee for a letter that needs to written on a patient’s behalf will be $25.00.  Payment is due at the time of requesting the form and forms will not be returned until payment has been received. Forms will be returned within 1 business day.

10) If your insurance company does not cover phone calls and/or electronic communications with our providers, the following charges will apply.

Phone Calls:
$25 (5-10 minutes) $35 (11-20 minutes) $45 (21-30 minutes)

Electronic Communications:
$15 (5-10 minutes) $25 (11-20 minutes $35 (21-30 minutes)

(for a full list of cpt code descriptions and procedure fees that you will be responsible for if your insurance company considers them “non-covered services,” please see the list at the bottom of the page)

***”Insurance benefits can be very complicated. It is important to understand your health insurance coverage so that you can be an active advocate for your child. The rights you have depend on how you get your insurance, the type of plan you have, and the state in which you live.”*** This is a very helpful article that explains 5 reasons why you might receive a bill after your child’s well visit. 

11) Saturday appointments are reserved for same-day sick visits. These appointments are scheduled by the next available time slot only.

12) It is sometimes hard to know if your sick child needs to be seen right away or if it is ok to wait until the office reopens to come for a visit at our office where we know your child best.

*We remind you that it is your right and your responsibility to contact your insurance company to find out which services are and are not covered by your specific insurance policy. Furthermore, the services we provide to your child during well and sick visits are in direct accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. However, you have the choice to refuse a particular non-covered service.

This information is not intended to replace the actual advice from Dr. Jill, Dr. Namm, or P.J. These are merely guidelines to help you in your decision-making process.

https://www.healthykidsnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/After-hours-symptom-list.pdf

*You may click on the thumbnail above to view the list or click on the link to download the PDF version.

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AFTER HOURS SYMPTOMS LIST

After Hours Symptoms List
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If you are wondering if you should call us or what to do before your next appointment, check out this list.This information is not intended to replace the actual advice from Dr. Jill, Dr. Namm, or P.J.

These are merely guidelines to help you in your decision-making process.

Important Developmental Milestones

CDC Milestone ChartClick here for the CDC’s online library of important developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years old. Use this library as an aid in completing the milestones checklist for your child’s age.  Dr. Jill and P.J. will be giving you a printout of the appropriate milestone chart at your next well visit.  To see these photos and videos with milestones checklists, go to www.cdc.gov/Milestones.

Fevers:

This section will tell you everything you need to know and do if your child has a fever!

Fever Chart:

  • Fever is our friend! When the immune system is faced with a virus, bacteria, or other foreign intruder it causes a rise in body temperature leading to a number of reactions that protect our body. A fever can be scary, but it means our body is working!

 

  • In any child over 2 months old, treat the child, NOT the fever! We want the fever to do its job, but only give medication if your child is uncomfortable. Often times the fever will come down on its own with rest, fluids, or a lukewarm bath.

 

  • Temperatures should be taken orally or rectally. Ear thermometers are not accurate. If you are truly concerned about what the temperature is use a rectal thermometer until your child is old enough for an accurate oral temperature reading.

 

  • In a child less than 2 months old, any rectal temperature above 100.4 warrants a call to our office. A fever without any other symptoms in this age group can be caused by over-swaddling, a common viral infection, or meningitis–newborns do not look “sicker” if they have a more serious reason for their fever. Don’t look for trouble, but if you think your newborn has a fever, undress him down to his diaper, let him acclimate to room temperature, and only then take a rectal temp.

 

  • When medicating children we always base the dose on weight NOT age!

 

  • In children 2-6 months old, Infant’s/Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is the appropriate fever reducing medication to be given every 4-6 hours as needed. The concentration is the same in both types, but the Infant one has a measuring dropper. Rectal Tylenol suppositories are available if your child is not tolerating the oral medication.

 

  • For children over 6 months old, we recommend Children’s Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours as needed since it does not have a risk of liver toxicity and it is an anti-inflammatory (Tylenol is not). You do not need to purchase Infant’s Concentrated Motrin/Advil since children 6 months and older can use the Children’s form. However, use what works best for your family.

 

  • If a fever is not coming down with Tylenol or Motrin/Advil, you may use both medications as follows: Start with Advil, then 3 hours later give Tylenol, three hours later give Advil, and alternate every 3 hours back and forth as needed.

 

  • Tylenol/Motrin may be used with cough/cold medications as long as there is no Tylenol/Motrin in the cough/cold medication. They may also be used with antibiotics or Benadryl if needed.

 

  • Aspirin or any aspirin containing product is NOT recommended for use in children.

 

• Fever reducing medication can be given to children after their vaccines, but we do not recommend giving it before vaccines.

 

To DOWNLOAD and or PRINT a copy of the complete Fever Chart, click here.

Fever Dosage Chart

List of Procedure Codes and Fees: (if not covered by insurance)

The following is a list of codes for procedures that we routinely perform at Healthy Kids Pediatrics. If your insurance plan does not cover these codes the dollar amount next to the code is the cost you will be charged. If you choose to contact your insurance company to check if these procedures are covered by your policy you may use these codes as reference.

92551     Hearing (Audiometry)       $25.00

92558    Hearing (OAE Screener)   $45.00

99173     Vision Screener     $25.00

99174     Ocular Photo Screening with off-site interpretation      $45.00

99177     Ocular Photo Screening with on-site analysis      $45.00

96110      Developmental Screener       $10.00

99188      Fluoride Varnish     $15.00

81002     Urinalysis        $10.00

82270     Occult Stool Blood Test      $10.00

87804     Rapid Influenza Test       $35.00

87880    Rapid Strep Test    $25.00

99051      Regularly Scheduled Evening     $25.00

99441      Phone Call 5-10 Minutes       $25.00

99442     Phone Call 11-20 Minutes    $35.00

99443    Phone Call 21+ Minutes     $45.00

99421     Electronic Communication 5-10 Minutes   $15.00

99422    Electronic Communication 11-20 Minutes   $25.00

99423    Electronic Communication 21+ Minutes    $35.00

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