Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

What to Expect

In this section, find information on what to expect before, during and after a clinic visit or orthopedic surgery and get the answers to some common questions. 

Clinic Visit 

You may have questions about Seattle Children’s and how to prepare your child for a visit to the Orthopedics Clinic. Get more information about your childs clinic visit, including: 

What happens during a clinic visit? 

After check-in, a medical assistant will take you and your child to an exam room. Next, different members of the orthopedics team may see your child. Who you will see will vary based on the reason for your child’s visit. 

Your child’s doctor may order some tests, such as an , ,  or .  

Sometimes, we have children go to the lab to give a blood sample or to the cast room to put on or remove a cast or splint. Your child may need follow-up clinic visits or more testing. 

Directions, parking and entering 

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

Preparing for Surgery 

Preparing your child and your family for surgery may help reduce your stress.  

Our team is committed to helping children who need surgery and their families know what to expect each step of the way. 

Learn more about what to expect if  your child is having surgery, including: 

Preparing for a Hospital Stay 

Find out what you need to know about your childs hospital stay at Seattle Children’s, including: 

Learn about main campus amenities.  

Contact Us

Contact Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at 206-987-2109 for an appointment, a second opinion or more information. 

Providers, see how to refer a patient.  

Telemedicine at Seattle Children’s

Your child’s first appointment in our clinic will be in person and take about 90 minutes. Later visits may be offered via telehealth (virtual). Learn more.

Paying for Care

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