Pediatric Primary Care

Pediatricians care for babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21 years. They manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients, in every stage of development, in good health or in illness.

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Pediatrics Unit

Valley Medical Center's 18-bed Pediatrics Unit is the only one located between Seattle and Tacoma. Newly renovated, the area was designed for families, and includes state-of-the-art security. VMC Pediatrics staff include nurses dedicated to the care of children and their loved ones. Picture of floating balloons Also providing care are pediatric hospitalists from Swedish, our partner. The arrangement affords 24-hour inpatient pediatric care, along with subspecialities ranging from general pediatric surgery to pediatric endocrinology. Want to know more about what to expect in the Pediatric Unit? View our Pediatric Care brochure.

Hospital pediatric care is closely linked to the services of VMC's Children's Therapy department, which is among the most comprehensive in the state of Washington.

Parents: Help Your Child Stay Healthy for Life

When your child becomes seriously ill or injured, it’s a natural instinct to seek medical care. Keep in mind that preventive care is just as important to your child’s health and well-being. Take an active role in managing your child’s health to make certain that he or she receives well child exams, periodic screenings and immunizations. Choose your child’s primary care provider early, be educated about your child’s health needs and maintain accurate records of your child’s health history.

Read more about keeping your child healthy including immunization and screening recommendations, how to find a primary care provider and when to use walk-in urgent care clinics.

Read more about helping your child eat healthy.