How often should my child see the paediatrician?
Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-child visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for Dr. Avery to observe the progress of your child’s physical and emotional growth and development. Well-child visits are a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:
- 3 to 5 days
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 3 years
- 4 years
- And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
Do you recommend and follow the standard vaccine schedule?
Yes, we do follow the WHO (World Health Organisation) recommended vaccine schedule. As healthcare providers for children and young adults we believe in protecting our patients from these preventable diseases.
Who will care for my child?
The paediatricians and qualified nurses. There is also provision for the parent to stay with their children if they are being admitted.
Do you offer Emergency Care?
If your child has an emergency that threatens life or limb, call our emergency line (+234) 809 059 9994 for assistance or go directly to the Emergency Room at:
The Limi Children’s Hospital, 39 Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,
Wuse 2, Abuja Wuse 2.
If you can possibly call us first, we can notify the hospital of the emergency and facilitate your child’s visit.
If you call after-hours for a problem and the pediatrician on-call tells you to go to the Emergency Room, please call the office the next day so that we can follow-up on the ER treatment. This call to the office is especially important if your insurance requires a referral to cover the ER vist.
When is the Hospital Open?
Our hospital is open 24 hours 7 days.
If I have not scheduled an appointment can I just walk in?
Please note that we do not have walk-in appointments available. If you want a sibling to be seen with another child, please call so we can be prepared for the visit.