Urodynamics | Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know (and do) before my first appointment?

  • Only one parent is allowed in the procedure room during testing, so please plan for the appointment accordingly.

  • As you are scheduling your appointment, please ask the Urodynamics team which doctor will be there on the day of your visit. Unless it is a urologist who is already treating your child, you will need to call your insurance company and obtain a referral for the individual doctor, as well as for general Urodynamics services at Boston Children's.

  • Please be sure to let our team know ahead of time if your child has a history of heart and/or blood pressure problems.

  • Talk to your child in an age-appropriate way about what will happen at the appointment (providing reassurance that you will be there, too). Explain how the appointment will help him or her to feel better over time.

  • If your child is toilet trained, please make sure he or she comes to the appointment with a relatively full bladder.

  • If your child is on medication for a bladder function issue, please ask your pediatrician or urologist whether the medication should be taken before the Urodynamics appointment.

  • If your child is taking an antibiotic related to a heart condition, please ask your cardiologist whether it should be taken as usual before any urodynamics testing.  

What should I bring to the appointment?

  • A list of all prescription medications your child is taking

  • Your insurance card

  • For infants: A pacifier or bottle

  • For older children: Favorite books, toys, blankets, or music

Who should I contact with questions about billing or insurance?

  • To make sure that your child’s Urodynamics appointment will be covered by your insurance plan, please call your referring doctor’s office and/or your insurance company before the appointment.

  • Please call your insurance company, using the phone number on the back of your insurance card, with any additional questions about coverage.

  • For billing questions, please call Boston Children’s Outpatient Billing at 617-355-7123. 

Learn more about billing and insurance.

Who should I contact if I have any other questions?

  • Please feel free to call us at 617-355-6171 with your questions or concerns.