General Pediatrics

Our experienced pediatricians are passionate about providing children with the best care

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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, myUCLAhealthWe make it easy to find the best pediatrician near you.

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.

Our pediatrics specialties

From common ailments to complex diseases, our UCLA Health pediatric physicians are on the forefront of preventing, diagnosing and treating childhood conditions and illnesses.

We offer the following pediatrics services, often with same-day appointments:

Primary care

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
  • Immunizations
  • Same-day sick care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Reproductive health guidance

Immediate care

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.

Adolescent medicine

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.

Pediatric dermatology

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:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

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
  • Acne
  • ADHD
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Cold, flu and sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Obesity

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:

UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program

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.

UCLA Pediatric Medical Home Program

Our medical home program provides coordinated, culturally sensitive care for children with special needs.

UCLA TIES for Families Program

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.

Venice Family Clinic

Focusing on the whole person, Venice Family Clinic combines high-quality medical care with integrative services including disease management, prevention and wellness programs.

Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC)

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.

Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC)

OIC provides advanced care for children with musculoskeletal disorders, regardless of their ability to pay.

Contact UCLA Health Pediatrics

At UCLA Health, we provide the highest quality of care to children throughout Los Angeles. Learn more about our pediatric care experts. Call 310-825-0867 to request an appointment or log into your myUCLAhealth account.

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