Forest Home Pediatrics-Children's Wisconsin

Forest Home Clinic

About Forest Home Pediatrics

Forest Home Pediatrics is committed to providing the best physical, mental, and social health and well being for our patients, from infancy to young adulthood. We are affiliated with Children’s Wisconsin and have pediatricians ready to serve your child’s needs. 

Children’s Wisconsin is not public testing site for COVID-19. Nationwide access to testing supplies is limited. Children’s is only able to test patients who meet CDC guidelines.

Committed to health and wellness

Our team of physicians has a variety of expertise when it comes to caring for children and teens. In addition to caring for your child when they are sick, we are committed to helping keep them healthy and safe. Visits with our doctors may include discussions about:

  • Which vaccines your child needs
  • Nutrition plans to ensure your child grows and is eating well (we also monitor your child’s growth and development)
  • Guidance for each stage of your child’s life
  • Safety issues
  • Behavioral concerns, parenting issues, and childhood emotional issues

Connected with Children’s

Forest Home Pediatrics carries with it the Children’s name. That means you can take comfort in knowing your child’s doctor is affiliated with one of the top children's hospitals in the nation. Our pediatricians will connect you directly with the best available doctor if your child ever needs to see a specialist at the main hospital. And best of all, Children’s specialists will keep your Forest Home Pediatrics primary care doctor updated on any tests, diagnoses or treatments.

Our Staff


Visits are by appointment only. Please try to schedule well-child visits and checkups several weeks in advance. We understand sick children may need to be seen immediately and same-day appointments are available.

We offer several options to make it easy for you to schedule your appointment:

  • If you are an existing patient with a MyChart account, log in and pick your slot
  • See our provider's available appointment slots and book your own
  • If you prefer to have our team call you, submit our online appointment request form
  • Call the clinic at (414) 607-5280
Please schedule your appointment today!

Calling us

Our knowledgeable staff are available to schedule your appointments and answer questions throughout the day. Medical advice calls are returned by a triage nurse or physician to provide prompt attention to your concerns and questions.

After hours

After-hours phone calls are directed to our answering service and are handled by one of our on-call physicians.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Billing and insurance

We work with many different insurance companies. In most cases, we can file your claim for you.

Hospital care

Children in need of hospitalization may be admitted to Children's Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus. Those with minor injuries or problems may be referred to one of our urgent care locations or local emergency rooms.

Clinic forms

All of our patient forms have been posted online for your convenience. Simply print, fill out, and bring with you to your next appointment.

Well-child visit schedule

We recommend well-child visits at the following points in your child's life:

  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • Every year starting at 3 years

You can view the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended well-child visit schedule for even more information on what to expect at each visit.

Of course, it's also important to check with your doctor for the best schedule for your child.

Vaccine resources

Immunization is key to preventing diseases and we believe it's incredibly important for all children to be up to date with their vaccines. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many vaccine resources available, including:

Resources for parents

Our Patient Handouts/Teaching Sheets educate parents and children on a variety of health topics, conditions, and procedures. They are written by staff and updated regularly. Some additional links that we think parents might find helpful include:

We also recommend the following list of books:

  • All Grown Up and No Place to Go, David Elkind
  • Caring for Your Adolescent, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your Infant and Young Child, AAP
  • Caring for Your School Age Child, AAP
  • The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecks
  • Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, Benjamin Spock, MD
  • The First Three Years of Life, Burton White
  • Guide to Your Child's Sleep, AAP
  • How to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much, Ellyn Satter
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adelle
  • Hurried Child, David Elkind
  • Instructions for Pediatric Patients, Barton Schmidt, MD
  • Made Here, Baby, Bruce Wolk
  • The Magic Years, Selma Frailberg
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins
  • Practical Advice for Parents, Children's Wisconsin.
  • Practical Advice for Parents of Teens, Children's Wisconsin
  • Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinua
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior, Kathryn Kvols
  • The Sleep Book for Tired Parents, Rebecca Huntley
  • Solve Your Child's Sleep Problem, Richard Ferber
  • What Every Parent Should Know, Paul A. Offit, MD, and Louis M. Bell, MD

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Office hours

Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Note: hours may vary based on care team's schedule

Phone hours

Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.