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Our approach to pediatrics
At UCLA Health, we provide innovative health care services from birth to 21 that focus on your child’s specific needs. Our pediatric and family medicine physicians deliver:
Child-friendly care: Our experienced specialists provide the latest in pediatric care.
Partnership: We collaborate with families to help their children flourish as they grow. Our pediatric physicians are available to address every need, with compassion.
Convenience: Our pediatricians and family medicine physicians provide primary care to children at more than 25 locations throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Our pediatric specialists also spend time in community offices, so your child can get the care they need, close to home. In addition to in-person appointments, parents can ask questions, schedule appointments and request referrals in their child’s patient portal, myUCLAhealth.
Coordination: Our primary and specialty care pediatric teams are in regular contact to ensure that your child’s care is comprehensive and coordinated. UCLA Health physicians can access your child’s electronic medical record, where they can see immunization schedules, lab tests and imaging studies. Our portal gives parents peace of mind, with less paperwork to manage and details to remember.
Breakthroughs: UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute conducts groundbreaking research that prevents and treats childhood diseases. The team of experts has been saving lives through scientific discovery since 2013.
From common ailments to complex diseases, our pediatric physicians are on the forefront of preventing, diagnosing and treating childhood conditions and illnesses.
We offer the following services, often with same-day appointments:
Our pediatricians serve as your first line of defense. To ensure your child’s best health, we provide:
- Prenatal consultations and newborn care
- Well care and annual checkups
- School or sports physical exams
- Same-day sick care
- Chronic disease management
- Reproductive health guidance
If your child is sick or injured and they don’t require emergency attention, you can also find care at our immediate care centers. We offer walk-in visits and same-day appointments.
As your child enters adolescence, our pediatric providers focus on physical, mental and social-emotional issues that are common among teens and young adults ages 12 to 25.
Developmental behavioral pediatrics
Our specialists evaluate and provide tailored care to address developmental or behavioral concerns. These concerns may include attention issues, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorders.
From acne and rashes to rare skin conditions, our specialists can help. Pediatric dermatologists work with children or teens under age 21 to help them protect and take care of their skin.
Other pediatric subspecialties
Sometimes children need other specialized care. Our pediatricians make referrals, then partner with specialists to keep track of your child’s care. UCLA Health offers specialty care for children in the many disciplines, including:
- General surgery
- Head and neck surgery
Child abuse pediatrics
Specially trained pediatric experts examine and counsel over 500 suspected victims of sexual or physical abuse per year. Consultants are available 24/7 to provide support to victims and their families.
Childhood conditions we treat
Children aren’t little adults. Their still-developing bodies are unique and require specialized care. Common conditions we treat include:
- Abdominal pain
- Allergies and asthma
- Cold, flu and sore throat
Affiliated programs and community clinics
UCLA Health partners with community programs and clinics to provide medical care to vulnerable, uninsured and underserved families and children. These partnerships include:
Our pediatricians, nutritionists and mental health professionals help children and teens manage their weight and prevent obesity.
UCLA General Pediatrics Community and Advocacy Task Force
The Community and Advocacy Task Force collaborates with community partners. They seek meaningful ways to engage with the communities we serve to address important childhood health issues.
Our medical home program provides coordinated, culturally sensitive care for children with special needs.
TIES for Families promotes healthy growth and development of adopted or fostered children with special needs.
UCLA Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) Team
SCAN protects children and promotes healthy families. Our team of specialists evaluate and treat suspected victims of abuse or neglect.
Focusing on the whole person, Venice Family Clinic combines high-quality medical care with integrative services including disease management, prevention and wellness programs.
Located in the San Fernando and Santa Clara valleys, NEVHC’s 14 clinics offer medical, dental and behavioral health care to uninsured and medically underserved families.
OIC provides advanced care for children with musculoskeletal disorders, regardless of their ability to pay.