Page ContentChoosing a Pediatrician Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, our pediatricians are specialists in the care of infants, children and adolescents.We understand the special trust you place in us and we're committed to providing you with quality care in a location that is close and convenient. Our clinic combines the expertise of 350-plus physicians, including more than 50 pediatric specialists, practicing at our Main Campus at 2727 West Holcombe Boulevard and at 17 neighborhood locations throughout Houston.Whether you're expecting your first baby, you've just moved to town, or you've changed insurance providers, it's a good idea to select a pediatrician, so you'll be prepared if a medical need or emergency arises.To assist you in making that decision, we've included answers to frequently asked questions and information about some unique services available at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, including after-hours answers from registered nurses for urgent medical questions and our 24/7 appointment scheduling. Our pediatricians welcome the opportunity to serve you and your growing family. I'm expecting. When should I choose a pediatrician? It is generally recommended that you think about selecting a pediatrician for your child about the sixth month of pregnancy. You may want to meet with the pediatrician prior to your baby's birth. At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, we have more than 50 pediatricians and three full-time pediatric "hospitalists," medical doctors who specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents during their hospital stay. We also have pediatric and adolescent specialists in Allergy, Dermatology Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology. How do I know if my pediatrician is qualified? Check your pediatrician's education and credentials. All of our pediatricians have completed a medical degree at an accredited university and are licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. Most are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, meaning that they have extensive experience, passed a rigorous test, and have met higher professional qualifications. Many serve as faculty members at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Will my pediatrician accept my insurance plan? To verify that Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is a provider for your health plan, please call our Customer Contact Center at (713) 442-KIDS (5437) or click INSURANCE ACCEPTED . Kelsey-Seybold Clinic accepts more than 70 health insurance plans, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). How do I schedule an appointment with a Kelsey-Seybold pediatrician? If you are a new patient, or you need personal assistance in selecting a Kelsey-Seybold pediatrician, call (713) 442-KIDS (5437), or complete a Physician Request Form online. If you have already seen a Kelsey-Seybold pediatrician, you can schedule a future appointment using our 24/7 appointment service. Call (713) 442-0427, any time of the day or night, any day of the week, to schedule a future appointment. Why should I choose a Kelsey-Seybold pediatrician? For more than 50 years, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has combined the expertise and experience of specialists in many fields with a commitment to providing personalized care. Through our extensive network of neighborhood locations, we offer convenient access to a team of specialists. Most of these locations have on-site pharmacies and testing facilities. For non-routine, sick childcare, we offer several clinics with Saturday office hours, including Clear Lake-Gemini, Fort Bend, Spring and West. Learn more. If you choose a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic pediatrician, you have a doctor for life — a specialist in disease prevention, immunization and growth. Our pediatricians are available when you need us. Do Kelsey-Seybold pediatricians have privileges at Texas Children's Hospital and other hospitals around Houston? Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is one of the oldest physician groups affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Our pediatricians have privileges at hospitals inside and outside the Texas Medical Center, including Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, The Woman's Hospital of Texas, Kingwood Medical Plaza, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and many others. What if I choose a pediatrician in an outlying area and my child is admitted to Texas Children's Hospital? Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has Pediatric "Hospitalists," medical doctors who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. If you are referred to a Kelsey-Seybold hospitalist, the hospitalist will be there for you and your family, coordinating in-hospital care while your primary care physician will provide follow-up care after your child's discharge from the hospital. Who do I call for urgent medical needs after normal business hours? At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, registered nurses are available 24 hours a day to provide advice on routine, urgent and emergency medical conditions and to help decide the best course of action for urgent medical needs. To access a registered nurse during normal business hours, call your pediatrician's office and ask to speak with your pediatrician's nurse. For urgent medical needs after business hours or on weekends and holidays, please call our Contact Center at (713) 442-0427. Does my pediatrician have a convenient location? This is an important consideration for today's on-the-go families. Our Main Campus at 2727 West Holcombe has free, surface-level parking in a location close to the Texas Medical Center. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic operates more than 17 neighborhood locations with pediatric specialists in Clear Lake, Cypress, Humble, Katy, Main Campus, Pasadena, Silverlake, Spring, Fort Bend, The Woodlands, West (Galleria/Post Oak Area) and The Vintage. Free parking is available at these locations as well as at the Main Campus. Some of these locations offer Saturday hours.