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your orthopaedic visit

preparing for your clinic visit

At the Dayton Children’s orthopaedic center, we look forward to meeting new patients and caring for their orthopaedic concerns. Reading through our office policies will help you know what to expect before your child’s first appointment.

making an appointment

We schedule same-day and next-day appointments for patients who have a need that requires immediate care, such as a fracture. If your child has a non-urgent need, we usually will be able to make an appointment within a week or two of your call.

You can make an appointment for your child by calling 937-641-3010, or you can request an appointment online. A representative from the Dayton Children's orthopaedic center will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to confirm the actual appointment date and time.

If you need a same-day or next-day appointment, please call our center directly. In the event of a medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Dayton Children's orthopaedic center as far in advance as possible so we may use that time slot to schedule another patient. If you miss your appointment and do not let us know in advance, you will be charged a $25 no-show fee.

We make a sincere effort to adhere to our appointment schedule, but sometimes delays are unavoidable—such as when one of our doctors is called away to perform emergency surgery. We appreciate your patience in these situations, and will do our best to keep you informed while you wait.

before your first appointment

If your child had X-rays taken at a non-Dayton Children’s facility, please bring the scans with you to your child’s appointment. If your child had X-rays taken at a Dayton Children’s facility (including an urgent care location), you do not need to bring the scans with you.

Please bring your child’s insurance card to the appointment as well.

Bring with you any bracing your child may have regarding their condition. Wear loose fitting clothes. If visiting for a lower limb condition, please wear loose pants or shorts. You may bring a change of clothes as well.

fees, payments and insurance

Our clinics accept most major insurance plans. If you have health insurance, we will gladly file a claim with your health insurance company. After the claim has been processed, we will send you a bill for whatever amount is not covered by your insurance company. You are responsible for paying that amount.

Co-payments are due at the time of service. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance policy does not include our practice, we ask that you pay your bill in full at the time of your child’s office visit, unless other arrangements have been made. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.

Learn about how we bill for fracture care

prescriptions

To request a prescription or prescription refill, please call us at 937-641-3010 and follow the phone prompts to be connected between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In an emergency situation, we will fulfill prescription requests after hours.

patient portal

Please visit our patient portal to exchange messages with our office, request appointments, access portions of your child’s medical record, update personal information and review and pay bills.

where to park

If visiting our main campus please see this map for driving and parking directions. Parking is available in the parking garage and is free for visitors. 

If visiting our south campus, please park in the specialty care parking lot.

contact us request an appointment

The orthopaedics department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3010 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Appointments are available without a physician referral. Call 937-641-3010 to schedule your visit.