Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mt. Spokane Pediatrics accept state insurance?

Yes, we accept state insurance for both Washington and Idaho, as well as most private insurance plans.

Can I take my child to either clinic location?

Yes, because both locations are part of the same clinic, you are welcome to schedule appointments for your child at either clinic. However, we suggest choosing one provider for your child as much as possible in order to encourage continuity of care.

Do you accept walk-ins or same day appointments?

We are unable to accept walk-in appointments due to patient volume. However, we leave openings in our daily schedule for acute appointments and we will make sure your child is seen the same day for any urgent needs.

What is a nurse practitioner?

All of our medical providers at Mt. Spokane Pediatrics are nurse practitioners. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, “what sets NPs apart from other health care providers is their unique emphasis on the health and well-being of the whole person. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, NPs guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices, which in turn can lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs.”

Nurse practitioners are licensed, autonomous clinicians who practice independently in the state of Washington and manage health conditions and disease prevention. Our providers actively consult with physicians and specialists in the community to assure quality care for our patients.

Does your clinic recommend vaccinations?

All of our providers at Mt. Spokane Pediatrics advise immunizing in accordance with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you have concerns about immunizing, we welcome you to discuss them with your provider.

I am concerned about the risks of vaccinations. Where can I find more information?

We recommend the following resources for more information:

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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