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Pediatric Expert Consult

When you’re concerned about your child’s health or development, it can seem impossible to “wait and see.”

That’s why Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers the Pediatric Expert Consult. This online appointment lets you see an expert in rare and complex pediatric conditions and get advice on what to do next. No referral necessary.

No referral is needed. Call 651-726-2632 to schedule a Pediatric Expert Consult appointment. Your child's consult will take place within two to 5 business days.

Hours:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What is a Pediatric Expert Consult?

The Pediatric Expert Consult provides direction for parents or caregivers of children who are unsure of how to best medically help their child. Our Pediatric Expert Consult is a virtual appointment with a Gillette pediatric provider who specializes in complex conditions. Under the guidance of our experts, you will have a better understanding of your child’s individual healthcare needs and walk away with recommendations for the next steps in your child’s care, including referrals to appropriate specialists.

Who is the Pediatric Expert Consult for?

The Pediatric Expert Consult is for parents or caregivers who aren’t sure what to do next to medically help their child. At this time, the Pediatric Expert Consult is for patients aged 25 or younger who live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan. Call our scheduling line at 651-726-2632 to check availability in your area.

Common Diagnoses or Symptoms:

Our Pediatric Expert Consult providers share care recommendations for children who are experiencing any kind of developmental, diagnosis or health-related concerns. Your child may be referred to a Gillette expert in the following areas:

We do not see children who may be experiencing medical concerns with diabetes, kidney/renal issues, mental health, ophthalmology, or immunology. We do not provide emergency care, cancer care, or transplant care.

What can you expect from a Pediatric Expert Consult?

By scheduling a Pediatric Expert Consult, you can get medical advice on next steps and get closer to an answer. Here’s what to expect from a consult:

  • After scheduling a consult, you’ll meet with a pediatric provider within two to five business days.
  • The consult will take place virtually, by using your smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam.
  • The provider will ask about your concerns about your child’s health.
  • You’ll be told observations of your child’s health and be provided with recommended medical specialties to see.
  • You may receive a referral and be connected with a scheduler.


4 Tips for a Successful Virtual Consult

  • Find a quiet space with good lighting
  • Your child must be present for the visit
  • Test the link before your appointment
  • Join your appointment 5 minutes before the appointment start time


Making an Appointment:

Making an appointment is easy. Parents or caregivers can make an appointment (no referral needed). Please call us at 651-726-2632 to schedule a Pediatric Expert Consult.

Is the Pediatric Expert Consult right for me and my child?

Not sure if the Pediatric Expert Consult is right for your family? If you answer yes to the following questions, the Pediatric Expert Consult can help answer your medical questions.

Is your child age 0-25 years old?

At this time, the Pediatric Expert Consult is a pediatric service for patients age 0-25.

Do you reside in Minnesota or the surrounding states?

The Pediatric Expert Consult is available for residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan. Most people will be seen within two to five business days. Please call 651-726-2632 for more information.

Are you concerned about the health or development of your child, but unsure of what to do next?

Gillette pediatric experts can provide guidance. Please call 651-726-2632 to schedule a Pediatric Expert Consult. You and your child will meet with a provider within two to five business days. We’re here to help you make the best care decisions for your child.

Our Team

The Gillette Pediatric Expert Consult providers have extensive clinical expertise in treating and managing complex medical conditions.