Appointment Readiness

Things to Do Prior to Your Next Appointment

  • Submit payment for the new patient intake appointment deposit
  • Read and complete the information, forms and consents within the Welcome Packet
  • Know your insurance coverage! Verify which laboratory is contracted with your insurance company and indicate this on the Intake Questionnaire.
  • Obtain a copy of the child’s immunization record and be sure to chart any adverse reactions that were noted up to three weeks following the immunization in the Intake Questionnaire
  • Fax, email or mail intake packet to Developmental Spectrums (Consider keeping a copy for yourself as an important medical record.)
  • Read the required New Patient section
  • Read one of the recommended biomedical books listed on our website (It is best if both parents do the reading to understand the interventions that we may recommend.)
  • If your child is not already on the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Soy-Free diet, consider starting it now to give your child a jumpstart!
  • Another great book to read (if you have the time), is Super Natural Home, by Beth Greer.


The Day Before and Day of Your First Appointment

  • Increase your child’s water intake (a few glasses over the course of the day) to prepare for an easy blood draw experience.


Things to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • A photograph of your child
  • Digital voice recorder or tape recorder (you can also record on your phone)
  • Notepad and pen for note-taking
  • Previous lab results (within the past year)
  • Your child’s favorite toy and/or electronic device
  • Snacks and plenty of fluids


Please call Developmental Spectrums directly at 925-846-6300 or Get Started Online by visiting our New Patients Section!