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Patient Services

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

The Chadwick Center is one of the nation's largest hospital-based Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs).   It is housed in a free-standing facility near the main campus of Rady Children's Hospital.  The building is equipped with a fully functional medical clinic where physicians perform outpatient medical evaluations for children who are suspected victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, neglect, medical child abuse, or exploitation.  These evaluations are referred to the Child Abuse Clinic by physicians, law enforcement agencies, or child welfare services.   All services are available during business hours.  Emergency sexual assault evaluations are provided after hours as well and are coordinated with Law Enforcement officials. 

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Case Consultations

Child Abuse Pediatricians are available 24/7 for physicians and/or investigators who have questions regarding the possibility of abuse/neglect.  They can be reached via the Rady Children's Hospital Operator System. 

Inpatient Consultations

Inpatient consultations can be performed, by attending request, at Rady Children's Hospital and the UCSD Burn Center.  The on-call provider can be reached via the Rady Operator or the Intranet paging system.  It is preferable that the Child Abuse Pediatrician is contacted directly by the treating team to discuss the case specifics. 

Child Abuse Evaluations cannot be requested directly by parents or caregivers.  If you are a parent or caregiver who has concerns for abuse or neglect of your child, please report directly to Child Welfare Services or Law Enforcement.  If the investigators determine that a medical evaluation is warranted, they will refer your child for our services. 

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Mailing Address

3020 Children's Way, MC 5159
San Diego, CA 92123

Physical Address

3665 Kearny Villa Rd, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92123
Fax 858-966-8535