How to Get Started with Your Child’s Evaluation
We know the stress you are experiencing and that you are desperate for help. We want to serve you in the most efficient way possible for you, your child and our staff and providers.
To start this process, please complete the Comprehensive Evaluation Form and email it to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to our office at 843-920-0001. We understand this form can be a bit daunting, but it does provide us with a great deal of information to make your first appointment as concise as possible. Please take your time and provide as much information as possible. You may also send us copies of additional testing and labwork already performed.
Once we have received the evaluation form, we will contact you directly to schedule an appointment. Most often we are able to get you scheduled within two weeks of you submitting your form – depending on provider and family availability.
What to expect at your office visit
Our comprehensive evaluation appointments, including those for PANS/PANDAS, are generally scheduled for 60 minutes. For a majority of these visits, we draw labs in office. If we do not feel like we will be successful, we may send you to MUSC for a lab draw (they have great phlebotomists for children!).
We may also test your child for strep (and other infections) using a throat, nose, and/or perianal swab. We also do an extensive physical exam.
Please bring something your child likes to do and something that provides comfort for your child when in distress if at all possible.