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Patient Care

We provide evidence-based, compassionate care to a diverse patient population in San Diego County.

The Newborn Medicine section is a family-centered, baby-friendly birthing environment which offers the highest standard of care to newborns and their families.

The Academic General Pediatrics section provides outpatient general pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents including well child checks, urgent and sick visits, elective circumcision of boys within 30 days of birth,, travel visits, breastfeeding support, including for infants with complex medical needs, and care for children with complex medical needs as part of our Special Needs Clinic. These clinics are located in Kearny Mesa and La Jolla.  

Our Kearny Mesa AGP site also is co-located with our Section of Developmental Pediatrics. Our DBP faculty provide on-site consults for patients and our AGP and DBP practices share many patients allowing for cross-specialty collaboration.

Faculty also provide care for infants and children affected by HIV at the UCSD Health Owen Clinic.  

Faculty also are based at a federally qualified health center, Family Health Centers of San Diego, where they provide evidence-based immigrant and refugee health community-based care.

The Developmental-Behavior Pediatrics provide expert evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents with developmental, learning, and/or behavioral concerns.

Please see the below links for more information.

Academic General Pediatrics

The faculty and staff in the Section of Academic General Pediatrics are committed to providing excellent, compassionate pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. We have pediatric teaching clinics at  Kearny Mesa and La Jolla, and a federally qualified health center Academic General Pediatrics partnership with Family Health Centers of San Diego.  We provide care to a diverse group of patients from various geographic, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to give every child the highest-quality care and provide a welcoming and supportive environment to all families.

In addition to providing general pediatric care for newborns through young adults (0-21 years), we also provide the following specialized visits:  

  • Pediatric Travel Medicine 
  • A clinic dedicated to the care of children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome
  • PINC: Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic which offers post-discharge care of premature infants and infants with medical complex issues that affect breast feeding
  • Breastfeeding/lactation support 
  • Prenatal consults for moms on chronic opioids 
  • Special Needs Clinic : for children requiring complex medical care
  • Elective circumcision of boys within 30 days of birth
  • Telehealth visits
  • Saturday morning clinics
Contact Information: 
La Jolla Office: 858-203-4962
8910 Via La Jolla Drive Suite 100
La Jolla, CA 92037
Online medical records are accessed via MyChart. UCSD AGP utilizes Rady Children’s Hospital’s Epic electronic medical record. 
Please note: UCSD SOM Academic Gen Peds is not part of Rady Children’s Hospital.

Kearny Mesa Office: 858-496-4800
7910 Frost St., Ste 350
San Diego, CA 92123
Online medical records are accessed via MyChart. UCSD AGP utilizes Rady Children’s Hospital’s Epic electronic medical record. 
Please note: UCSD SOM Academic Gen Peds is not part of Rady Children’s Hospital.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

The University of California San Diego Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Clinic evaluates and treats infants, children, and adolescents with developmental, learning, or behavioral concerns. We have expertise in high-prevalence developmental disorders and behavioral problems and receive requests for consultation from primary care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, developmental service providers, mental health professionals, school professionals, and families. We include medical, developmental, behavioral, and social assessment in our evaluation to help families understand their child.  When indicated, we assist in initiating or adjusting medication treatment plans. To support the child's optimal development and behavior, we direct families to resources to meet their child's needs.​
Our services include evaluation, treatment, medication management, intervention, and coordination of care for the following conditions:​
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)​
  • School and learning problems​
  • Autism spectrum disorders​
  • Developmental delays​
  • Anxiety and depression​
  • Aggression​
  • Discipline problems​
  • Attachment disorders​
  • Infant regulatory disorders (feeding, sleeping, elimination, affect)​
  • Genetic disorders, including prenatal drug and alcohol exposure​
  • Intellectual disabilities​​
Along with providing expert, evidence-based care, we have an active research and teaching program. Our team includes Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric fellows, pediatric residents, internal medicine-pediatric residents, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and medical students.  Advocating on behalf of patients and families is also a top priority of our team.​
For more information about seeking care at the UCSD Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Clinic, please visit our patient care website .

UCSD Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic 

7910 Frost Street, Suite 280, San Diego CA 92123​
Tel: 858-246-0053​
Fax: 858-496-9257​​

Forms for Appointments:

Download the ADHD Teacher Follow-Up Form

Additional Clinical Service Locations​

Our faculty also provide clinical developmental-behavioral services at the Rady Children's Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic, KidSTART, the Autism Discovery Institute at Torrey Hills, the San Diego Regional Center, and the San Ysidro Health Center.

Newborn Medicine

The Newborn Medicine team provides family-centered care for newborns rooming in with their parents on the Postpartum and Birth Center units at UC San Diego Health   - Jacobs Medical Center. Working together with our obstetric care partners, nurses and ancillary staff, we have achieved high rates of exclusive breast feeding at discharge and have been recognized by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and United Nations Children's Fund as a "Baby-Friendly" birth facility.​
Our team, consisting of general pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners, is dedicated to training the next generation of doctors in the appropriate management of well newborns. Residents and medical students from the UCSD School of Medicine learn about routine newborn care, breastfeeding, car seat safety, and a variety of newborn medical conditions. ​
The Newborn Medicine team promotes a family-centered, baby-friendly birthing environment which includes:​
  • Early and frequent skin-to-skin contact​
  • Breastfeeding starting within the first hour of life and on demand​
  • Delayed first bath to maintain a healthy microbiome​
  • Administration of Vitamin K, Erythromycin Eye Ointment and Hepatitis B vaccine while breastfeeding or skin-to-skin​
  • All routine care delivered at parent's bedside including hearing test, heelstick for California Newborn Screen and daily examinations​
  • Pasteurized donor human milk as nutritional option when maternal milk supply is less than infant's needs

Give to the UCSD Newborn Medicine Lullaby League here 

To learn more about birthing options and newborn services at UC San Diego Health, please visit the UC San Diego Health website for Postpartum Care .