Welcome to PHCA
Congratulations on your growing family!
Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions you make for your new baby. At Pediatric Health Care Alliance, we want to grow with your family by providing the highest quality health care through every stage of your child's life - from the first weeks with your newborn, all the way through your child's transition from adolescence to adulthood. New patients are welcome at all locations and there is no advance registration required.
Your Baby's First Checkup
Your baby will have their first checkup in the hospital, and it is important to know that your pediatrician does not have to be on staff at the hospital where you deliver. In Tampa Bay we are fortunate to have many excellent hospitals; however, a single pediatrician’s office or group may not be able to visit all the hospitals in our area.
- If your pediatrician's group is on staff where you deliver, the hospital will make sure the visiting pediatrician from your pediatrician’s group is assigned for your baby’s exam.
- If your pediatrician's group is not on staff, the in-hospital exam will be done by another staff pediatrician from the hospital.
- After leaving the hospital, you can schedule your baby’s office visits with any pediatrician you choose.
Resources for Parents-to-Be
New parents always have a lot of questions, and we are here to help! Our pediatricians recommend these resources for your review, to help guide you during this exciting time. You are also welcome to call an office for questions about newborn care, office visits, insurance, or other needs surrounding your baby's care.
- Virtual Prenatal Meeting
Get to know us before your baby arrives with an introduction to PHCA - now virtual! Request a virtual meeting where you can have a video conference with your local office, learn about joining PHCA, and ask any questions you may have.
- Choosing a Pediatrician: What to Ask?
Parents-to-be should consider selecting a pediatrician as soon as you are ready, and at least 2-3 months before baby arrives. This guide includes sample questions and topics for discussion with prospective pediatricians.
- Parent Guide: Caring for your Newborn Baby
This guide is written and reviewed by our own PHCA pediatricians, and is an excellent resource for first-time parents.
- Vaccines for Parents
We offer flu and Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccines for parents. Pediatricians recommend these vaccines for parents to help provide important protection during your baby's first months of life.
- Find a Pediatrician
Search our pediatricians by name, office, or distance.
Thank you for considering PHCA. We look forward to meeting you soon.