Starlight Pediatrics (Foster Care)

 Starlight Pediatrics
451 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
 Kristen Marrese, MSHA, RN, CPN
Program Coordinator

 Phone: 585 753-5927
 After Hours: 585 753-5927
 Fax: 585 753-1783
 Email Us
 For medical emergencies, call 911

A safe, nurturing home for the children; heal the past, build a future.

The Starlight team is dedicated in providing high quality, trauma informed health care and medical services. We are a team and your cooperation and input are very important to us. Together we can make the process as painless and pleasant as possible.

Mission Statement

Starlight Pediatrics promotes the well-being of children in Monroe County’s foster care system by partnering with parents and caregivers to build health, resilience and hope.


Children and adolescents in foster care have a higher prevalence of physical, developmental, dental and behavioral health issues than any other group of children, including other poor children.

Typically these health care issues are unidentified and under-treated at the time of admission to foster care. Many are chronic and may have a continuing impact on all aspects of life, affecting these children long after they have left the foster care system.

Children and adolescents in foster care:

  • Live in a world of impermanence, fragmentation, and instability, while they are in desperate need of permanence, cohesion and stability.
  • Can remain in care for a lengthy period of time.
  • May have been homeless, exposed to domestic violence, and/or malnourished.
  • Live in the uncertain, unpredictable world of foster care, separated from their family of origin, but remain, however tenuously, connected to them.

Appointment Types

All the services that are needed to ensure that each child can grow and develop to his or her potential are provided through Starlight Pediatrics (Foster Care).

    • Well Child Check (annual physical)
    • New to care (new patient to practice)
    • Return to care (returning to practice)
    • Follow up appointment
    • Medication management appointment
    • Acute-Urgent/acute need (sick visit)
    • Immunizations only visit

The Day of Your Appointment:

  • Please check-in when you arrive and provide/verify child’s:
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Insurance card
    • Your name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Pharmacy
    • Caseworker
  • All appointments require 40-60 minutes. Please allow enough time for appointment.
  • Please check-out prior to leaving and schedule your next appointment.
    • Only two children per home can be scheduled in the same day.

*Please call us as soon as possible if you cannot keep your appointment. 585-753-5927.

Medication and Forms requests

  • If you need a medication refill please contact your pharmacy and ask them to send Starlight a medication refill request. Please give 5 days’ notice.
    • That request will come to Starlight electronically and helps ensure the medication refill process is quick and accurate.
  • If you have a paper/electronic form that needs to be completed by the Starlight team please email to [email protected]
    • You can also drop off any forms to the office directly
  • If you need a Heath Appraisal (physical) form and/or immunization record please email or call the office including where you would like those forms sent.
  • If you have any other form requests please email or call the office
  • Please allow one week for completion of all forms

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