If a parent/guardian is absolutely unable to accompany the child, then another authorized and responsible adult must accompany them. The parent/guardian must complete and send in a Permission to Accompany a Minor Form with the full name of the responsible party for either a well child care or illness visit. We will need to see an ID from the accompanying individual. Furthermore, the parent must also agree to be contacted by phone during the exam by the provider . If permission from a parent cannot be obtained, the child cannot be seen, unless it is a life-threatening emergency.
Exceptions to this include visits regarding birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, or physical or sexual abuse; when a minor may legally seek confidential treatment or consultation on their own.
It is the policy of Arizona Family and Geriatric Medicine that all patients under sixteen years old MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian when being seen for well visits