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NEWS & EVENTS


WELCOME to the new-look Right from the Start Pediatrics Web Site!
Over the coming weeks and months, we will look to introduce some new features and information.  Please be patient with us as some things are still "under construction."
Wishing you the best of health!  ---  Dr. Morra and staff

Please read this update regarding insurance coverage as well.
We love taking care of your children!  However, the state of Illinois has made it difficult to continue doing so for everyone.  Due to the financial situation in the state, it has become necessary to change what insurance plans we do and do not accept. 

  • Molina and non-managed-care Medicaid will continue to be accepted. 
  • Meridian will soon be unable to reimburse physicians for any services, so we may have to discontinue accepting that plan in the near future.  If you are a new or existing patient covered by Meridian, please call the office to discuss.
  • Harmony will not be not accepted.
  • We will have to modify the Healthlink plans we accept due to the inability of the state to reimburse physicians for services.  Healthlink HMO plans cover a large number of employees working for the state of Illinois.  Physician charges are not being reimbursed by these plans since the state has not distributed money to Healthlink to do so.  We may need to stop taking new Healthlink HMO patients as well.  If you are a new or existing patient covered by Healthlink HMO, please call the office to discuss.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes, and we hope these changes are only temporary.  This depends largely on whether the state of Illinois decides to resume reimbursement of physicians for provided services.

Please call our office to discuss what insurance plans we do and do not accept, and a possible course of action you can take until the state's situation is resolved.

 

Welcome to Right from the Start Pediatrics!  If you are looking for accessible pediatric care, a child-friendly environment, and a responsive team of office staff, nurses, nurse practitioners and a board-certified pediatrician, you have found the right place.  Most of us our parents ourselves and we know how important it is to have a trustworthy and competent group of people who can provide quality health care to our children.  We love children, whether they are our own or someone else’s, and we aim to have a positive impact on their lives by providing exceptional care and compassionate service to those children and their families.

At Right from the Start Pediatrics, we offer a full-range of pediatric services, including prenatal visits for expectant parents, well-child checkups, immunizations and sick appointments.  Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease.  We also try to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the growth and development of their children from birth to adolescence.

We invite you to browse our new and improved web site and familiarize yourself with our practice.  We hope that its many pages of information will serve as a valuable resource.  You will find all of the helpful information you need about our practice, including biographies of our providers, service details, financial information, directions to our Breese and Shiloh offices, and new patient forms.

We look forward to accompanying you on your journey through parenthood as you and your child move along a path to optimal health, growth and development.  Right from the Start Pediatrics aims to be just that, the right choice you make for your child, from the start of their lives to their young adulthood.  We hope we exceed your expectations.  For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today!