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The Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Care-4-Families


The Care-4-Families program (C4F) at UCLA provides comprehensive care, education, and psychosocial support for HIV-infected pregnant women and adolescents, HIV-exposed and infected infants, and HIV-infected children.
A multidisciplinary team of HIV specialists including adult and pediatric infectious disease physicians, high-risk obstetricians, adolescent medical experts, nurse practitioners with training in Family and Women's Health, neuropsychologists, a social worker, and a dietician provide primary care for patients and counseling and education for their families. The C4F team works with UCLA subspecialists trained in child psychiatry, endocrinology, neurodevelopment, pulmonary disease, and cardiology to provide coordinated specialty care for patients.  Our clinic currently follows over 70 families, and our doors are always open to new patients.

Care 4 Families - UCLAC4F is a main site for the NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials group (IMPAACT) and Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) in Los Angeles County. State-of-the art immunology and virology laboratories located at UCLA support rapid diagnosis of HIV-disease and inform physicians in treatment decisions for C4F patients and any hospital in need of their services in Los Angeles County.

In addition to providing pediatric and perinatal HIV-consultation to physicians throughout Los Angeles County, C4F staff often provides telephone counseling to HIV- infected women who are considering initiating or terminating a pregnancy. Transmission rates of HIV have been dramatically lowered among HIV-infected women who are appropriately treated for their HIV-disease and who give birth in HIV-specialty care settings. Because of the specialized care and knowledge needed to lower perinatal HIV-transmission rates, HIV-care providers and testing centers throughout Los Angeles often refer HIV-infected pregnant women to C4F. Women who live as far away as Palmdale come to C4F for treatment during pregnancy and to UCLA to give birth.

Because of its ability to provide expert, comprehensive care to HIV-exposed and infected infants and children, C4F is a California Children's Services (CCS) approved care provider. Children who qualify for CCS (which supplements MediCal coverage for children who are HIV-exposed or infected) must receive services from one of a few CCS approved providers. So many families with exposed or infected children travel long-distances to C4F. Working with the Los Angeles Family AIDS Network and the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Foundation, C4F offers assistance with transportation to the clinic by taxi or bus, and provides meals for patients and their families who often travel long distances and spend several hours at the clinic and pharmacy.

If you would like more information about accessing C4F's services, participating in IMPAACT clinical trials, or donating your time, services, goods, or funds to C4F, please contact us at 310-206-6369.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 206-6369 Information and appointments
PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Director Specialty
Deville, Jaime MD Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Co-Director
Nielsen, Karin MD Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Physician
Boyer, Pamela Jean MD, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology; Obstetrics; Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Bryson, Yvonne MD Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Krogstad, Paul MD Pediatric Infectious Diseases
RELATED LINKS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Body System Location
Immune System

Age/Sex Gender
Child/Teen Health

Disorders and Conditions
Infections
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Appointments

Care 4 Families - UCLAThe Care-4-Families program (C4F) at UCLA provides comprehensive care, education, and psychosocial support for HIV-infected pregnant women and adolescents, HIV-exposed and infected infants, and HIV-infected children.

To make an appointment with our Care-4-Families Clinic, or if you have any questions about our clinic, please call 310-206-6369.

Para hacer una cita o si tiene perguntas, por favor llame 310-206-6369.

Our clinic sees patients on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons, by appointment only.  The clinic office is located in the Peter Morton Medical Building, 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, just south of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Westwood Blvd.  Please see our Maps and Directions page for more information.

Address:
Care-4-Families Clinic
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 206-6369

Additional Team Members:
Terri Sayama, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Nicole Falgout, RN - Study Nurse
Michele Carter, RN - O.B. Study Nurse