UC San Diego Health pediatricians 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 pediatricians are experienced in preventive medicine, acute care for minor illnesses and injuries, and chronic disease management. We also offer direct access to nationally recognized pediatric specialists through our affiliation with the nearby Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.
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Infants and Toddlers
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. You can also go to our Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC) in Kearny Mesa, 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 referrals for services for babies who are at risk for neurological problems or developmental delays at our
NICU Follow-Up and Early Development Clinic.
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 their 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
As kids grow older, their bodies and needs change. Our pediatricians can 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
. 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 fluent in English, Spanish, Japanese and French.
Lactation support: For extra help with breastfeeding issues, you can visit our Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic in Kearny Mesa. PINC offers visits with pediatricians who are also certified lactation consultants to help families of babies born prematurely or who are experiencing latch or milk supply challenges.
Child and teen psychiatric care: For comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for children and teens, ages 6 to 17.
Pediatric travel medicine: For region-specific advice and immunization recommendations to keep children healthy during international travel.
Complex, advanced care: Through our affiliation with the
Special Needs Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, we offer a "medical home" for children with complex, multiorgan system conditions.
Care of foster children and foster youth: Our physicians offer comforting, knowledgeable medical care for children in San Diego County’s foster care system.