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Pediatric care

Kids are bundles of energy that come in packages of all sizes. Pediatricians understand that children aren’t simply small adults. Many factors can affect their growth and development.

The pediatricians with Dignity Health Medical Foundation like to take a holistic approach to children’s health. Our pediatricians specialize in your children's physical, emotional, and social health throughout every stage of their lives.

Find a pediatrician near me

You can find a Dignity Health Medical Foundation pediatrician throughout California. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment today.

Services offered

  • Immunizations
  • Back to school physicals
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Hearing screenings
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Outpatient surgery recovery
  • Pediatric behavioral health resources
  • Treatment of skin conditions

Pediatric clinics in California

Frequently asked questions

It can be valuable to begin forming a trusting relationship with a pediatrician before your child is born. Most parents-to-be begin searching during the second trimester of pregnancy.

One of the best ways to find a pediatrician is by asking for referrals from friends and family. Do some research to determine if the provider can care for your specific needs, then confirm that they are in-network with your insurance.

We recommend that you take your child for a visit to the pediatrician three to five days after birth, but this could change based on your child’s needs.

You can always schedule an appointment with your pediatrician first, but they may refer you to a specialist who can provide more thorough care for your condition. Major congenital anomalies, malignancies, major trauma, and chronic illnesses in infants and children should be managed by pediatric subspecialists with the assistance of the child’s pediatrician.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that parents bring their children to their pediatrician for regular checkups seven times between the ages of 1 and 4. Speak with your pediatrician for the optimal schedule of visits.

When switching physicians, you can call and ask the current provider’s office staff to provide you with a paper or electronic copy of your medical records. You can also request that they send that information to your new physician’s office.

Find a Doctor

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation pediatrician is nearby, waiting to assist you along your wellness journey.