Augmentative and Alternative Communication
What to Expect
Epic, Our New Electronic Health Record, Launched October 3
We are excited to launch Epic, our new electronic health record! You may notice us doing things differently, such as using more electronic devices and less paper. As always, your safety is our highest priority and we are here to answer any questions you may have.
If you have an upcoming appointment:
- Make sure to be at the registration desk no later than 15 minutes before your appointment. This may mean that you need to arrive at the clinic location 20–25 minutes before the appointment, so you can complete parking and entrance procedures before registration. This will help us ensure that your visit can begin on time.
- Bring your current medication list so we can check our records carefully and make sure everything is correct.
COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments
We’ve made a lot of changes to our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from covid-19. Every patient is allowed to have a maximum of one parent or caregiver accompany them. Everyone else, including siblings of any age, may not come along. When you come for your appointment, you will see that we’re requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, cleaning check-in and registration desks between visits, screening for symptoms at all entrances and have set up our spaces to encourage social distancing. Watch what to expect at your clinic visit during your COVID-19 (video). Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.
If you are a parent or caregiver, call 206-987-3127 and speak with our Family Service Coordinator about setting an appointment for an AAC evaluation.
- You will need a referral for an AAC evaluation from your child's primary care provider.
- We will send you an intake form to fill out and send back.
- We will ask you to give us copies of school or other records that help us get to know your child better before your come to your evaluation. These may include an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), an Individualized Education Program (IEP), speech and language assessments, community therapist progress notes, and other records.
For information on visiting Seattle Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.