Valley Children’s Pediatrics
Valley Children’s has been a trusted name in Central California for more than six decades – giving families access to high-quality pediatric specialists and the Valley’s only state-of-the-art children’s hospital. Building on this tradition, we are now providing pediatric primary care in your neighborhood with board-certified and board-eligible pediatricians.
We believe very strongly in the importance of childhood immunizations, and to adhere to the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you feel differently and do not wish to immunize your child according to the schedule, we will not be able to be your pediatric practice.
We specialize in pediatric care from birth to adolescence. If you are interested in choosing a Valley Children's Medical Group pediatrician as your child’s primary care physician, please call us at any of our local offices. We also offer services for expectant parents who are established with our group. Once your baby is born, one of our pediatricians will visit you in the hospital, assess your newborn’s health, and answer any questions you may have.
Same-Day Sick Visits
We make every attempt to allow ample appointments slots in our schedule to accommodate sick visits. During the winter cold and flu season, we open our schedules up for more sick visits. If by chance you are unable to obtain a same-day appointment in your regular pediatrician, we will help you find an available appointment with another provider in our primary care network.
Many school districts require sports clearance before participation in intramural sports beginning in 7th grade. If your child will or might be playing sports within the next year and will need a completed sports physical, please let us know at the time of your child’s well-check.
We do not have “Walk in Hours”. We see our patients by appointment and do our best, within the limits of circumstances under our control, to see our patients on time. We respect your time and believe you deserve our full attention during the appointment time we have reserved for you.
If you believe a life threatening medical condition is present, call 9-1-1
Well Child Checkups
The benefits of well child visits include prevention of childhood illnesses, tracking growth and development and an opportunity for you to ask questions or raise concerns about specific items such as sleep or behavior. We recommend following the Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics schedule for routine checkups.