Genetic Counseling

What to Expect

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.

Visitor restrictions at all our locations

At all of our clinics, we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a patient to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.

  • 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 COVID-19 (video).
  • Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.

Prepare for Your Clinic Visit

Learn what to expect at and how to prepare for your child’s Genetic Counseling Clinic visit (PDF).

Information Needed Before Your Appointment – Mail 2 Weeks Before

  • Medical records from clinics, hospitals or other healthcare providers outside of Seattle Children’s. We have your child’s records from providers here.
    • Mail these records to us at least 2 weeks before your appointment, or make sure your child's primary care provider has sent us the records. Records we need are:
      • X-rays or other images that we have requested
      • Radiology and lab reports
      • Documents related to your child's condition, such as your family's history with the condition or a note stating that a parent has been diagnosed with a genetic condition
      • Genetic test results from your child or other family members if they have had testing
  • Health History Questionnaire (PDF). Fill this out and mail it to us 2 weeks before your appointment.

Directions, Parking and Entering

Find your location in our maps and directions section. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time for registration.

More Information

For information on visiting Seattle Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.