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Newborn Information

newborn.jpgCongratulations on the arrival of your newborn. You may feel both excited and anxious, especially if this is your first child.

Each newborn infant is an individual with his or her own personality. They are able to interact with their environment utilizing their five senses.

They have a special ability to see and recognize the human face, they hear and respond to voices and sounds, they can smell and taste the milk which nourishes them, and finally, they feel the warmth and caresses of their parents’ touch.

Newborn infants communicate in their own special way. Parents can soon differentiate the cry of hunger from one of pain or fear. It takes a few weeks to get to know your baby and his/her different sounds and cries. Not knowing what your infants wants can be frustrating but with time you will learn!

Things to remember:

  • You must add your Newborn to your insurance within 30 days of baby’s birth. Be sure and contact your insurance company or Human Resources Department for information and/or to obtain forms.
  • When bringing in your newborn, schedule the next two appointments
  • For all families: Please be aware of your insurance benefits.
  • Many insurance carriers offer several different benefit packages. Each policy may have different deductibles, copays, and maximum dollar amount for “well-child” visits, which include immunizations. You may contact Customer Service of your insurance carrier with any questions you may have. Their phone number is usually listed on your insurance card.
  • Full payment is expected at each visit, which includes copays, unless arrangements have been made with the billing office.
  • Community Blue parents: Please be aware of your policy dollar amount maximum for “well child” benefits, which vary from employer to employer.

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