Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby!!! All of us at Lone Star Family Health Center are excited to be a part of the ongoing care and nurturing of your child. We’ve watched closely over your baby since birth and welcome the opportunity to continue your child’s care after you return home. Your child deserves a caring family doctor.
WE need to see you soon!!
All babies should be seen within the first week of life. We have a walk in clinic available for you every day from 9-11 am Monday thru Friday. All patients discharged by our doctors should be seen in the clinic within 3 days of discharge. At this visit, your baby will be evaluated and weighed by our nurse to make sure everything is going as expected. We will also schedule your child for a 2 week well baby check with one of our physicians.
For an appointment, call (936) 539-4004 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
You may make an appointment with the physician of your choice. When you come for the first visit try to arrive little earlier to complete the questionnaire and other formalities. Please bring child’s shot record.
Newborn weight and color check:
You may walk in to the clinic between 9am - 4pm without appointment. This service is only offered for the newborn babies. Please bring information about delivery such as date of birth, height, weight, and bilirubin on discharge.
Texas Health Steps preventive care visits / Immunization:
Please call for an appointment for Well Child Exam/Vaccination. An appointment will be given within a week and lab tests for Newborn Screening is done at two weeks of age during the office visit.
There is 24-hour access to physicians. A sick child will be seen on the same day.
Points to Remember
All babies should be put to sleep on their back. Call us or come to the clinic if your baby:
- Has less than 6 wet diapers in a day.
- Has a temperature over 100.4 rectally
- Has difficulty feeding
- You have any other concerns
For Newborn Babies
- Follow-up visit for weight and color check
- Immunizations & lab work
- Well and sick visits
- Assistance in getting Medicaid
For Infants and older children
- Routine & sports physicals
- Sick visits & hospital care
- Nutritional counseling
- ADD & Psychological counseling
- Hearing and vision screening
- Sports related injuries
- Children with special needs
- Minor surgeries
- Lab work
Other Things to Remember
The Newborn Screening identifies those few babies who have certain serious birth defects which may lead to mental retardation and death.
Keeping shots up-to-date is critical to a baby’s health. Vaccines are needed from birth to childhood and are usually given during preventive care visits
All major insurance plans including Medicaid and CHIP are accepted. We see babies and older children who are in process of getting Medicaid. We also have a Medicaid Eligibility Worker from the Texas Department of Health, who can help you get Medicaid if you qualify. If you do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a sliding fee scale available.