We believe divorce, separation, and custody agreements should not interfere with a child’s medical care.
A parent requesting medical treatment is individually responsible for the payment of that visit’s medical bills.
Kids Plus is not a party to your divorce agreement; we will collect co-pays and deductibles from the attending parent, and will hold the attending parent responsible for any other payments associated with that visit.
“Joint Custody” means that each parent has equal access to the child’s medical record. Without a court order, we can not restrict either parent from access to their child’s medical information.
We will not call the other parent for consent prior to treatment, or to inform the non-present parent of the assessment and/or plan of care.
We will discuss information pertinent to the child’s history and exam with the accompanying parent at the time of the visit; it’s the parents’ responsibility to communicate with each other. For this and other reasons, we recommend that both parents have their own Patient Portal account, so each has access their child’s medical records at all times.
If a court order requires us to do otherwise, we will be happy to comply after we receive a copy of it, which we will enter in the child’s medical records.
Should issues between parents become disruptive to our medical practice, we reserve the right to discharge a family from our care.