Affordable Medical Care in Raleigh
At NeighborHealth Center, we are passionate about providing high-quality care to pediatric patients. Central to our care model is a commitment to life-long professional learning, a focus on parental education, a strong partnership with parents, and our connections to supportive community resources.
As part of our commitment to high-quality health care, prior to birth, mothers can schedule an appointment for our prenatal care.
Our Board-Certified Pediatrician is skilled at providing routine well care, acute illness sick care, and care to children with chronic and/or complex health needs.
Accepting Medicaid Patients
As part of our affordable pediatric care in Raleigh, we accept most insurance including, private commercial, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act insurance plans.
For more information on insurances accepted, payment options, and our sliding scale for uninsured patients, please visit our payments and insurance information.
We offer a variety of services as part of our pediatric care in Raleigh:
- Universal and Selective Laboratory Testing (anemia, lead, cholesterol, illness-specific tests)
- Health Surveillance and Screening (Vision, Hearing, Developmental, Autism, Behavioral Health)
- Routine Child Health Vaccinations
- Well Child Care
- Sports physicals
- Pre-Procedure Dental Examinations
- Day-Care Physicals
- Camp Physicals
- Sick Care
- Chronic Illness Care
- Special and Complex Health Care
- Programs for Affordably Priced Medications (340 B Medication Pricing)
- Interpretation Services for Most World Languages
Well-child visits are a series of routine visits your child will start shortly after birth and continue through adolescence and early adulthood. Because children are more than just little adults, these visits are designed to support your child’s health and development. They are key to preventing illness, maintaining good health, detecting disease early, and more.
Well-child care at NeighborHealth includes:
- Growth tracking and developmental tracking
- Parent and child guidance and encouragement
- Injury prevention
- Dietary guidance
- Vision and hearing screenings
- Lead, cholesterol, and anemia screenings
- Childhood immunizations
- Parental health education
- Breastfeeding support
Well-child visits typically will not include sick care.
Sick care includes examining your child and treating conditions such as:
- Ear infections
- Throat infections, such as strep throat
- Respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia
- Gastrointestinal illness, such as constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
- Sprains and falls
Sick children require doctors with a particular skill set. Illness shows up in children in subtle and various ways depending on your child’s age and development.
Special or Complex Health Care
At NeighborHealth Center, we are prepared to provide both the medical expertise and the advocacy support needed for children and families living with special health care needs.
Examples of these conditions include:
- Asthma and other allergic conditions (ex. Eczema, and immune deficiencies)
- Pre-diabetes and diabetes
- Congenital heart disease
- Inherited conditions (ex. Down Syndrome)
- Blood disorders
Sports Physicals/Pre-Participation Sports Physicals
The Sports Physical Examination is an important step to help ensure that children and teenagers can participate safely in sports activities. The primary goal of the exam is to detect health conditions that place child athletes at increased risk for injury and/or life-threatening conditions. These conditions include: cardio-vascular disease, orthopedic problems, neurologic conditions, problems with heat tolerance, and nutritional health.
During this evaluation, your Pediatrician will ask detailed questions related to:
- Family history
- Child’s medical history
- Child’s past experiences with sports activities.
- Bone breaks
- Joint Injuries/Sprains
- Heat Illness
- Chest Pain
- Breathing Difficulty
- Nerve Injuries
- Use of nutritional supplements
Meet Our Raleigh Pediatrician
Andrea Weathers, MD, Dr.PH, FAAP, Pediatrician
Dr. Weathers is a native North Carolinian— raised in Greensboro and graduated from the Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh! Dr. Weathers is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her graduate medical education at the Brody School of Medicine. She later earned a Master’s in Public Health and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Currently, Dr. Weathers is a member of the NC Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics—where she is a member of the Council on Community Pediatrics and the Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health.
Learn more about our providers and the rest of our primary care team!