Genetic Medicine

What to Expect

Preparing for a Genetic Medicine Clinic Visit

2 weeks before your appointment:

  • Send us medical records from clinics, hospitals or other healthcare providers outside of Seattle Children’s. We already have your child’s records from Seattle Children’s providers.
  • Records we need:
    • Lab reports with recent results
    • Recent clinic notes
    • that we have requested, like reports from X-rays or
    • 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
  • Send us these records or have your child’s primary care provider send these records at least 2 weeks before your appointment. Your provider can upload images to PowerShare or send them by mail or by fax to 1 of the following programs:

Learn more about what to do before your appointment.

Biochemical Genetics: What to Expect  

Learn how to prepare and what to expect at your child's Biochemical Genetics visit (PDF).

Before your appointment

In addition to the records you send us 2 weeks before your appointment, we ask some families for more information:

  • When we schedule your child's visit, we will let you know if your child will need some lab work done before their first visit.
  • We may ask you to track your child's symptoms and diet using a 3-day food intake form. Please fill it out and bring it with you to the visit.

Clinical Genetics: What to Expect

Learn how to prepare and what to expect at your child's Clinical Genetics evaluation (PDF) (Arabic) (Simplified Chinese) (Somali) (Spanish) (Vietnamese).

Genetic Counseling: What to Expect

Learn what to expect and how to get the most from your Genetic Counseling visit (PDF) (Arabic) (Simplified Chinese) (Somali) (Spanish) (Vietnamese).

We may schedule a telehealth (virtual) visit.

Directions, Parking and Entering

  • Find your location in our maps and directions
  • 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.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.