Newborn pediatric medical care

Your newborn deserves the best care

Your newborn deserves the best care

Congratulations! Bringing your newborn into the world is the most exciting thing you’ll ever experience. Most on our team are parents and we know how it feels.

COUNT ON COPA TO SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY

If you give birth at St Charles Family Birthing Center in Bend, a COPA pediatrician will see you in the hospital and exam your newborn before you go home. Once you’re at home you can contact our 24/7 Pediatric Nurse Advice Line anytime, day or night, with any concern at all.

YOUR BABY’S FIRST APPOINTMENT

Your newborn’s first well-check appointment should be 2 – 4 days after birth, and again after 14 days. We’ll examine the baby, watch for milestones of development, and help you understand how to prepare for the first several months of care.

Your baby will have several exams and important screenings during the first six months to track their physical and behavioral milestones. We have resources listed below with more information about their first immunizations and screenings.

BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY 

Breastfeeding provides excellent nutrition for your newborn baby’s growth, but it’s not always easy. When you need help, COPA has a Certified Lactation Consultant to support you. Call the main COPA phone number to schedule an appointment. Or you can also call our 24/7 Pediatric Nurse Advice Line. They’ll help you in the moment.

For more information: American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Resources

We look forward to meeting you and your baby!

NEWBORN RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

WELL BABY VISIT SCHEDULE
FIRST IMMUNIZATIONS
CIRCUMCISION PROCEDURES
PREPARE FOR BABY’S ARRIVAL HOME
DELIVERY AND BEYOND
OREGON STATE WEBSITE FOR NEWBORN SCREENINGS
BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION
American Academy of Pediatrics – ALL ABOUT BABY
SUPPORT FOR MOM
YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
COVID-19 VACCINE AND VACCINE CLINICS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer same-day sick appointments?

Yes! We hold a large percentage of our visits for same-day booking, so please come in and see us when you have questions or concerns!

Do you offer after hours appointments?

Yes! We know issues don’t just come up during business hours, so all of our pediatricians share in offering extended evening and weekend hours so that you have access to expert pediatric knowledge when you need it. We are open M-F 9am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm 364 days per year. We’re open 7 days a week at our east Bend clinic.

Do you offer after hours advice?

Yes! Our Pediatric-specific nurse advice line is available 24hrs per day, 365 days per year. Each RN is specifically pediatric trained, and they always have an on-call pediatrician as support as well.

Do you offer other services at COPA?

Yes! It’s our goal to provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of good health for the child and to help them learn to advocate for themselves as they grow into their unique selves. We offer comprehensive service for children of all ages and support for their families.

Behavioral Health Clinicians: We believe in integrated care of the whole person at COPA. We have Behavioral Health Clinicians at each of our clinics ready to help with concerns about social emotional development, mental health, or challenging parenting situations.

Lactation Consultants: We also have a certified lactation consultant dedicated to supporting new moms through the breastfeeding journey.

Registered Dietician: Our Registered Pediatric Dietician supports patients and families through all their nutrition needs from birth into adulthood.

Nurse Care Coordinators: NCCs help facilitate the needs of complex medical issues by assisting with referral appointment scheduling and ensuring the patient is connected to various medical groups as needed.

Community Health Workers: We offer assistance to families with non-medical resources like transportation and connecting with community agencies to meet specific needs. We are here to support you and your family through the entire journey of childhood.

 

Do you have any subspecialists?

Dedicated Pediatric subspecialists from Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Oregon Health and Science University come over from Portland regularly to see patients in our Northwest Crossing location. Please see our website for the full list of specialists.

Do you offer circumcisions? What do you tell parents about circumcision?

Parents ultimately should decide whether circumcision is the right choice for their newborn boy. Evaluation of current evidence shows that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the health benefits are not great enough to recommend routine circumcision for all male newborns. Parents will need to weigh medical information in the context of their own religious, ethical, and cultural beliefs and practices. The medical benefits alone may not outweigh these other considerations for individual families.

What do you tell parents about vaccines?

All pediatricians and providers at COPA strongly recommend on-time routine immunization of all children and adolescents according to the CDC immunization schedules. We do not limit access based on vaccine status.

Will I only see my Primary Care Provider (PCP)? Or will I sometimes see another provider?

Since we strongly believe in providing access for our families to their pediatrician after hours and on weekends, there may be some times where your pediatrician is covering a weekend shift and not a weekday shift. On the flip side, there may be some times where you get to see your pediatrician when your child is sick on a Sunday morning. The vast majority of times we hope you will see your pediatrician, but there may be times where they are covering other clinics or shifts and you might need to see another one of our excellent COPA providers.