Before your Newborn Arrives
Congratulations! We hope to partner with you as your child’s pediatrician. We offer complimentary “meet the doctor” visits. This visit will allow you to see where our clinic is located and gain some first-hand experience with our support staff.
If you’d like to schedule your “meet the doctor” visit, please call us at (503) 635-3743.
We recommend you attend a birthing class that includes breastfeeding education prior to the birth of your infant. All new parents should have a good parenting book on hand as well. Please ask your OB/Gyn about any vaccines you and your family will need to protect your newborn.
After your Newborn Arrives
Our pediatricians provide hospital care for newborns at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital. We will come to the hospital to see your baby within 24 hours of their birth and daily during your hospital stay. If your baby is born at another hospital, he/she will be seen by the on-call pediatrician for that hospital. Just let their staff know that your newborn is a patient of Olson Pediatric Clinic and they will send us all the information regarding your baby’s birth and stay at the hospital.
After discharge from the hospital, we will typically want to see your newborn in our clinic within two days. Please call us at (503) 635-3743 to schedule that appointment prior to leaving the hospital.
Some OB/Gyn providers offer circumcision for male babies while they are in the hospital. If you prefer to have your baby circumcised after discharge, we can perform this procedure in our office within the first two weeks of life. Please let us know prior to leaving the hospital if your newborn needs an appointment for circumcision.
Important: Be sure to inform your insurance company that your newborn has arrived! If you have difficulties with securing health insurance for your baby, please call our billing office.