New Patients & Parents
New Patients & Parents
Welcome to the Healthy Child! We are dedicated to providing personal care in a small group practice. We strive to care for all physical and emotional aspects of a child’s health. After working for twenty years as part of a large group practice, Dr. Windels decided to open this practice utilizing a more personal approach. The office opened in the Spring of 2007 and has been growing steadily. However, we are determined to stay small and caring.
We work hard to offer you the highest quality of care while getting to know you and your children. We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our physicians are all Board Certified. Immunizations are a very important part of preventative medicine and we strongly believe in their efficacy in preventing illness and saving lives.
You as parents are an integral part of the treatment team. We want to listen to your concerns and allow adequate time to do so. Please let the receptionists know when you call to schedule what kind of appointment you need so that we can plan accordingly.
We do recommend that parents select a primary physician so that we can get to know you and your children. This allows for better continuity of care and a more personalized approach. We use electronic medical records which are better for keeping records organized and having access to all your records at any time that we need them. We also maintain separate sick and well waiting rooms to minimize the spread of germs, and we are proud to be the only pediatrics practice in the area to offer this. We are cognizant of potential transmission of illness and so we never have newborns wait in any waiting room.
We are fortunate to have an exceptional staff. Everyone here is kind and compassionate and strives to insure that your family has the best experience possible while providing the highest quality of care.
View and download our forms prior to your visit.
CT Early Childhood Assessment
CT School Form
***If there is any life threatening emergency, please, ALWAYS call 9-1-1***
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
Suicide And Crisis
Informational Websites and Hotlines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Academy of Pediatrics
La Leche League
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services : Vaccines and Main Website
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Board of Pediatrics
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration : Car Seat & Booster Guidelines and Safety
Mental Health Conditions
Teens & Young Adults
Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.
For some, experiencing the first signs can be scary and confusing. Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting help. Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. You will be amazed by the support you get simply by asking.
A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault—it develops for complicated reasons that researchers are only starting to understand. But we understand a lot about how you can live well with a mental health condition—and you have the power to take the steps necessary to improve your mental health.
Mental health services and supports are available and the earlier you access them the better. Many teens and young adults live full lives with a mental health condition. More and more teens and young adults are speaking out about their experiences and connecting with others. Check out Ok2Talk to see what others are saying. You are not alone—there are others out there going through the same things you are.
Research & Statistics
- Allsup provides non-attorney representation when applying for SSDI. Phone: 800-279-4357
- HealthCare.gov provides specific information about coverage options in your state, includes private options, high risk pools and other public programs. Phone: 1-800-318-2596
- Needhelppayingbills.com provides information on state and local assistance programs, charity organizations and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage assistance, debt relief and more.
- NeedyMeds provides information on available patient assistance programs. Phone: 1-800-503-6897
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage get the medications they need.
Advocacy And Legal
- Legal Services Corporation provides civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Use their website to find programs in individual states. Scroll to the bottom of their website to find locate legal aid near you.
- National Bar Association provides a directory of state and local bar associations to help find legal representation.
- National Disability Rights Network (State Protection and Advocacy Agencies) protects the civil rights of individuals with disabilities, particularly in hospitals and state prison systems. Click on the map on the right-hand side of their website to locate the agency near you.
Community Support Services
- Clubhouse International provides a directory of clubhouses. Clubhouses provide opportunities for education, employment and social activities. Click the 'International Directory' tab on their website to find contact information for local clubhouses.
- www.homelessshelterdirectory.org provides a national directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens and more.
- Job Accommodation Network is an organization that provides resources and guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Their website includes a directory of state vocational rehabilitation offices. Phone: 800-526-7234
- 2-1-1 Dial 2-1-1 from a local phone or use their website to search for organizations that offer local support resources and services.