• Mechanicsburg Office
    Fredricksen Outpatient Center
    2025 Technology Parkway, Suites 108 & 109
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    Phone: (717) 791-2680
    Fax: (717) 791-2686
  • Camp Hill Office
    25 West Shore Drive
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Phone: (717) 791-2680
    Fax: (717) 909-6803
FAQs
JDC is currently accepting newborns into the practice. However, so that we can continue to offer our existing patients the care and attention that they deserve, JDC is no longer accepting families with existing children who wish to transfer their care from another practice. This will remain in effect until further notice.
Text4baby is a free* health information service delivered on your mobile phone, to help keep you and your baby healthy. JDC Pediatrics recommends this app, which will give you access to well-visit information, a personalized vaccination tracker, and appointment reminders. Click here for sign-up info.
Does your child always seem to have some kind of form or another to be completed? He may or may not need to be seen, depending on the type of form. Click here to find out what you will need to do.
The flu vaccine for the 2017-18 flu season is now available at JDC Pediatrics. We recommend that all children ages 6 months through 18 years receive this vaccine. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. Click here for more info on the flu vaccine.
The American Accademy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. Click here for more info and age-group recommendations for fruit juice.
Previously the HPV vaccine was given as a 3-dose series for all eligible-aged children. Now only 2 doses are recommended for children age 9 through 14, with the doses separated by at least 6 months. Children who begin HPV vaccination at 15 years of age and older will still need 3 doses. We will send a reminder call to you when your child is due for their next dose.

Forms

If you have school, sports, daycare or any other type of form that you need us to complete, please bring it with you to your well child visit. If we need to complete a form at any time other than at a scheduled well visit, please see the list below or call our office to determine if an appointment is needed, and if so, what type of appointment. There is a $10 fee for all form visits with a nurse (maximum of 2 forms) and a maximum 48-hour turnaround time; our goal is to provide the highest quality medical care and it takes time, attention to detail, and knowledge to complete patient forms. Nurse form visits are not submitted to insurance, so there would be no insurance co-pay for this type of visit.
 
We cannot complete a form if your child has not had a well visit within the past year. In this case, we will schedule a well visit appointment for you as soon as possible, and complete the form at that visit (no charge, maximum of 2 forms).
 
School/College Forms:
These include forms required by your child’s school for the kindergarten, 6th grade, and 11th grade years, and for college entrance, to prove that your child has had a physical (well visit). If your child has had a physical with us within the last year, usually all that is required is for us to provide you with the “Private Physician’s Report” from that visit. This report contains all of the information that the school requires, including your child’s current immunization record. If you did not request this report at your child’s most recent well visit, please call our office and we will provide this for you at no charge. For college forms that require a doctor's signature (i.e. clearance to play a college sport), and nurse form visit is required.
 
Daycare Forms:
These include forms required by daycare providers or preschools. Most daycare providers require children to have well visits at intervals following the AAP guidelines (see Services > Well Child Visits). If your child is current with his/her well visits, usually all that is required is for us to provide you with the “Child Health Assessment” report from his/her last visit. This report contains all of the information that the daycare provider (or preschool) requires, including your child’s current immunization record. If you did not request this report at your child’s most recent well visit, please call our office and we will provide this for you at no charge.
 
Sports Forms:
These include any type of school or club/community sports program for which the child is required to have a physical in order to participate. If your child has had a physical (well visit) with us within the last year, then all that will be required is a nurse form visit ($10 fee & maximum 48-hour turnaround).  If the child’s last well visit was within the last 30 days, no nurse visit is required, but the fee and turnaround time will still apply. Keep in mind, many school sports programs require the form to be signed no sooner than June 1 in the summer preceding the school year in which they are participating. (i.e. playing fall soccer or winter basketball in 2015-16 school year, they cannot have the form signed before June 1, 2015).
 
Camp Forms:
As there are many different types of camps (summer camps, scouts, sports), it is best to call our office to determine if an appointment is needed. In most cases, if your child has had a physical (well visit) with us within the last year, a nurse form visit ($10 fee & 48-hour maximum turnaround) will be required. If the child’s last well visit was within the last 30 days, no nurse visit is required, but the fee and turnaround time will still apply.
 
Driver Permit Forms:
The Pennsylvania Learner’s Permit application contains a section that must be completed by the applicant’s medical provider and signed in the presence of that provider. If your child has had a physical (well visit) with us within the last year, then all that will be required is a nurse form visit ($10 fee & 48-hour maximum turnaround).
 
Miscellaneous Forms:
These include forms for volunteer programs, school trips, and any other type of program for which a doctor’s clearance/signature is required. Please call the office.

FMLA/Disability Forms for Parents:
Please allow a 48 hour turnaround time. The fee is $25.00.

Mechanicsburg Office • 2025 Technology Parkway, Suites 108 & 109 • (717) 791-2680 | Camp Hill Office • 25 West Shore Drive • (717) 791-2680