COVID-19 update: Our pediatrics and adolescent medicine clinics continue to offer both in-person and video visits. Our La Jolla clinic has been reopened for some types of visits, and we have put enhanced social distancing procedures in place. Please call the office for details. Our Encinitas clinic is currently closed; patients can be seen in Rancho Bernardo or Downtown. If you or your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or may have had contact with someone with COVID-19, please call the office before coming in.
UC San Diego Health pediatricians and adolescent medicine practitioners offer compassionate primary care for children from birth through all their developmental stages, in a supportive, family-friendly environment.
Primary Care for Infants, Children and Teenagers
As primary care practitioners, our expertise is preventive medicine and chronic disease management. Through our affiliation with the nearby Rady Children's Hospital, however, we offer families direct access to, and coordinated care with, nationally recognized pediatric specialists. It's a win-win for the whole family.
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Infants and Toddlers
Prenatal consultations: Your child’s health and well-being begins before birth. A prenatal consultation is an opportunity to ask questions and learn, and find a pediatrician who is right for your family.
Well-baby care: We provide all necessary immunizations and developmental screenings, perform circumcision and frenectomy (release of tongue-tie), and can treat jaundice, feeding problems and respiratory issues.
Lactation support: Our pediatricians can provide support for breastfeeding mothers. We are also associated with the
Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic, which helps mothers provide the optimal nutrition for premature infants who have recovered from intensive care.
Follow-up for high-risk infants: We offer evaluations and referral for services for babies who are at risk for neurological problems or developmental delays through our
High-Risk Infant Follow-Up program.
Well-child care includes annual school and sports physicals, all necessary immunizations and developmental screenings.
If your child has a chronic condition such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, congenital heart disease, asthma or gastrointestinal conditions, we can coordinate his or her care with pediatric subspecialists, explain and discuss all diagnostic reports and doctors’ notes, and work with you to tailor a health plan that is appropriate and workable for the entire family. We may also refer you to a
developmental-behavioral pediatrician for evaluation and treatment of ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) or learning difficulties.
Adolescents / Teens
Young people ages 12 and up may continue to see their pediatrician or transition to an adolescent medicine doctor. These physicians are specialized in addressing the mood swings, body changes and complex social dynamics often experienced during the teen years.
Whichever choice you make, our primary care physicians will help your adolescent navigate this challenging period, with the goal of establishing good mental and physical health habits to last a lifetime.
We also provide gynecologic care, including contraception, and have experience broaching sensitive yet important topics for this age group, including body-image issues, substance abuse and good hygiene.
Our pediatric clinics are located in
Downtown San Diego
. In most cases, we offer same-day and next-day appointments for fever, respiratory or ear infections, rash, headaches, injuries, gastrointestinal issues, urinary tract infections and other conditions.
Specialty services may vary by location. Please call 858-496-4800 or your preferred location for more information.
- Culturally effective communication: Recognizing the value of accurate and culturally-aware communication, members of our medical team are, at this time, fluent in English, Spanish, Japanese and French.
- Mental health services, including in-clinic family therapists and referral to our
pediatric psychiatry program
Pediatric travel medicine for region-specific advice and immunization recommendations to keep children healthy during international travel.
- Complex care: Through our affiliation with the
Special Needs Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital, we offer children with complex, multi-organ system conditions a “medical home.”
- Care of foster children and foster youth: Our physicians offer comforting, knowledgeable medical care for children in San Diego County’s foster care system.