Client Registration

We are pleased that you have chosen Pediatric Development Center of Atlanta to meet your child’s developmental needs. We look forward to working with your family. Before beginning Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy services there are a few easy steps to complete.

Getting Started

  1. Contact our office to set up an appointment for an evaluation and/or treatment services. Our office staff will discuss the following with you over the phone: basic client information, insurance/reimbursement information, prescription/referral, and registration forms and questionnaires.
  2. Prior to the initial appointment, please print and fill out all of the forms listed below. Please mail the completed forms and any additional questionnaires we might have sent you to our office no later than 1 week before your first appointment so that we may process your information and begin your appointment on time.  You can also upload your documents to us by clicking on the Secure File Upload on our Home Page.
  3. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to your first appointment and bring your insurance card, completed forms or questionnaires that were not mailed to our office on time, and any prior evaluation information.

 

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Forms

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll my child in therapy services?
To enroll your child in therapy services please follow the steps for “Getting Started” at the top of the page.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office for further assistance.

How do I know if my child needs a doctor referral for therapy?
Some insurance carriers require a doctor’s referral or prescription for occupational therapy and for evaluations in order for services to be covered. You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine if a referral is required. If a referral or prescription is needed, we can contact your child’s physician to obtain these documents.

What if I want my child to have an evaluation, but the pediatrician doesn’t feel it is necessary?
Not all pediatricians feel that an evaluation is necessary for certain delays or concerns that parents might have about their child’s development or behavior and sometimes doctors like to wait to refer a child for an evaluation.  If this is the case and you feel that you would still like to have your child screened or evaluated now you may do so, but without a doctor’s prescription you may be required by your insurance company to cover the cost of the evaluation.  In some cases if a developmental issue is identified that requires therapy services and a doctor provides a prescription for such an insurance company might reimburse for some or all of the cost of the evaluation.  This is dependent on the insurance plan and our office would be more than happy to assist you in communicating with your insurance company on this matter.

What happens if my insurance doesn’t cover all of the therapy visits?
Some children with significant delays or impairments often require more frequent therapy services than their insurance plan will cover.  If you have a secondary insurance plan, like Medicaid or the Katie Beckett Waiver, it may roll over and cover additional services. If you do not have secondary insurance and your child requires therapy services beyond what your primary insurance will cover, our billing coordinator will be happy to work out a payment plan that is appropriate for your family to cover the additional therapy services.
Some insurance companies don’t cover all evaluations.  If this is the case we can often work within your insurance company’s parameters to find an evaluation that is still appropriate and covered by insurance.  If you would like us to perform a specific evaluation that is not covered or a suitable alternative evaluation cannot be found, you will be required to cover the cost of the evaluation.  Our billing coordinator would be happy to work with you to set up a payment plan for the cost of the evaluation.