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Pediatric Clinical Services at UTMB

Our faculty at UTMB includes experts in Pediatric Primary Care and in almost all Pediatric Specialties. We are committed to providing the high-quality clinical care you and your family need, in a caring and compassionate fashion, when you need it.


Pediatric Primary Care ServicesUTMB Children's Health

Island Pediatrics
There are two locations to serve you: 

Island Pediatrics East 
in UTMB's Primary Care Pavilion

Island Pediatrics West 
2027 61st Street,
Galveston, TX.
Clinic Moving February 2015!

We provide services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. In addition to General Pediatric Care, we provide services for:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • School Problems
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Childhood Infections
  • Obesity

We also offer:

  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy

Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics
Because kids don’t get sick on a schedule. These clinics provide a caring environment for you and your child. There’s always a pediatrician on-site to quickly address your child’s urgent health care needs. Two locations for your convenience:

Galveston
After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care
2027 61st Street, Galveston
(409) 744-KIDS (5437)
Clinic Moving February 2015!

League City
After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care
3023 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094), Ste. 101
League City
(281) 334-6578
[visit urgent care site

Mainland Community Clinics
UTMB's community clinics bring the experience and expertise of a major medical center home to your neighborhood. 

Pediatrics, Alvin
2020 East Highway 6, (281) 585-2530 [view map] [visit web site

Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
128 W. Parkwood, corner of FM 528 and 518.
(281) 482-5695 [view site] [view map]

Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, League City
6465 South Shore Blvd., Suite 500, behind Kroger’s on Hwy 96.
(281) 538-7735 [view site] [view map] [view flyer]

Pediatrics, Texas City
6400 Memorial Drive, off Hwy 3.
(409) 938-8466 [view site] [view map]

Pediatric Primary Care Center at Bay Colony
2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.2, at exit 20 off I-45
(409) 772-3695 or 888.UTMB.KID [view site] [view map]
Next to 24 Hour Fitness and above the UTMB Health Dermatology clinic. Full range of pediatric specialties: pediatric allergy/immunology, cardiology, chronic care, psychology/behavioral health, endocrine/diabetes, genetics, hematology/oncology, infusion, infectious disease, nephrology/renal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, OT/PT & rehab. 


Pediatric Specialty Care Services

 

Allergy/Immunology

This program provides comprehensive care for children with allergic diseases, autoimmune/rheumatologic disorders, and genetic immunodeficiencies   Appointments:
409-772-3695 

Asthma

The Children’s Asthma Program provides consultations for children with asthma and related disorders and offers educational services in self-management for patients and their families.

 

Appointments:
409-772-3695

ABC Center (Abuse and Neglect)

The ABC Center provides examination and treatment of children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. Providers at the Center facilitate referrals to agencies that provide counseling and other assistance and help families apply for Victim Assistance Programs.

 

Appointments:
409-772-3695

Adolescent Health and Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Assessment Intervention Program

This program provides specialized care for adolescents with physical and emotional problems that are complicated by the social pressures of that age group.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Teen Health Clinic:
409-765-2585

Audiology & Speech Pathology (Otolaryngology)

This program provides services that address difficulties in communication, hearing, swallowing, and balance.

  Phone:
281-338-0829
409-986-9686 
409-772-2711

Behavioral Pediatrics

Medical assessment and management of behavioral problems in children, including pharmacologic management.

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology provides care for children with known or suspected congenital or acquired heart disease, and complete pediatric cardiac surgical services for all forms of congenital and acquired heart defects.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Cardiothoracic Surgery    

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Critical Care

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

Academic Phone:  409-772-7699


Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatologists evaluate and treat children with abnormal skin conditions such as warts,cysts,benign nevus,acne,psoriasis,atopic dermatitis, scabies and neoplasm.

 

Academic Phone: 
409-772-7210
Fax:
409-772-4456
Appointments: 409-772-3695

Developmental Pediatrics This program provides specialized care for developmental delay, ADHD with co-morbidities, autism spectrum disorders, behavior problems and psychosomatic problems
 

Academic Phone: 
409-772-2355
Appointments:
409-772-3695

Diabetes and Endocrinology

The Diabetes program provides care for children suffering from diabetes including education for self management of the disease.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) LAUNCH

ECI LAUNCH is a special family-focused program that provides a broad range of resources for families with children up to three years of age who have significant developmental delay or disability and live in Galveston County, or live in Harris County and have zip codes of 77546, 77586, 77598. Services are provided in the home or the most natural environment as determined by the parents.


 

Phone:
281-534-6755

Ear, Nose & Throat

This program provides a full complement of services to evaluate and treat ear, nose and throat disorders in children.

 

Appointments: 281-338-0829

Endocrinology

This service provides care for children with endocrine disorders such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ambiguous genitalia, adrenal insufficiency, delayed puberty, premature sexual development, growth disorders, turner's syndrome and thyroid.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

General Inpatient Pediatrics

The hospitalist faculty are available throughout the day to oversee care, to be directly accountable for ward activities, to interact with the nursing and ancillary staff, and to conduct quality improvement meetings. These doctors facilitate admissions, keep the primary care doctor apprised of the progress the child is making and are available to answer parents' questions. Hospitalists provide care for children with common medical problems who need to be hospitalized.


 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Genetics and Metabolism

The Pediatric Genetics program provides evaluation of children and families with inherited or genetic diseases and an active prenatal diagnosis program.

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Hematology/ Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program provides care for children with all types of blood disorders and also for children with cancer, and can offer the most current treatments for childhood cancer.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Hospice and Palliative Care The UTMB Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care Program supports families dealing with unborn babies with lethal diagnosis, critically ill babies not expected to survive, and babies that have been lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth or extreme prematurity.   

Phone:
409-772-2815


 

Immunizations for Public Health (i4ph)

I4PH provides science-based information to diverse audiences, including those who deliver vaccines, those who develop immunization policy, and those who receive vaccines.

Academic Phone:
409-772-0199

Infectious Disease

This program evaluates and treats children with infectious diseases and coordinates a number of special clinical programs. The physicians also provide consultation for pregnant women with HIV as part of the Maternal-Child HIV program.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Neonatology

This program provides a full complement of primary and tertiary care neonatal services with over 6,000 annual admissions to the Newborn Nursery and over 600 to the Infant Special Care Unit (Level III).



 

Academic Phone:
409-772-2815

Nephrology 

Pediatric Nephrology provides care for children with diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, including those who need dialysis or kidney transplantation. Approximately 300 pediatric kidney transplants have been performed since the inception of the program.

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Neurology

Pediatric Neurology provides care for children with known or suspected neurological disorders, congenital or acquired.

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery evaluates and treats cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve disorders in children.

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

Pediatric Ophthalmology provides a full complement of services for eye problems in children. Patients have access to specialists in problems of the retina and cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. An optical shop located near the clinic dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Appointments: 281-996-7564

Orthopedics and Scoliosis Surgery 

This program provides care for the full range of pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Appointments: 409-772-2222

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.   

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Psychiatry 

Pediatric Psychiatrists evaluate and manage behavioral health disorders in children.

UHC 3rd Floor
Children's and Adults

Psychology

This program provides assessment and treatment, including individual and family therapy, for emotional and behavioral problems, including temper tantrums, sleep problems, non-compliance, ADHD, depression and anxiety, autism, and adjustment to acute or chronic illness. Services are available for children and youth from ages 1-21.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Teen Health Clinic:
409-765-2585

Rehabilitation Medicine

This service provides  developmental evaluations, standardized assessments, sensory based treatments, handwriting without tears, equipment assessments, neuro based treatments, interactive metronome, social skills training. The team includes Pediatric Certified Specialist, Infant Touch and Massage Certified, Physical Therapist with over 15 years of experience, Occupational Therapists with over 50 years of combined experience, Significant experience in Handwriting without tears and the interactive metronome.

  Scheduling:
832-340-2323
Gym:
832-340-2351
Fax:
832-340-2395
Special Services Team This service provides comprehensive management of children with physical and neurological disabilities that are expected to be chronic in nature. The team includes a pediatrician, a pediatric nurse practitioner, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pediatric dietitian, school liaison and a social worker. The team aims to provide coordination of multiple specialists and the child’s primary care physician or medical home. Telemedicine clinics are offered in some areas.  

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Sports Medicine Sports Medicine and Knee & Shoulder Surgery emphasizes sports medicine and acute and chronic disorders of the knee and shoulder.  

Phone:
409-772-2222

Surgery 

This program evaluates and treats a broad range of surgical conditions in children.


Appointments: 409-772-5666

Transplant Texas Transplant Center offers patient care and research in organ transplantation.   

Phone:
409-772-1451
 

Travel Clinic

This service provides travel medicine consultations for children and their adult family members, including administration of vaccines.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

 

Urology

The Pediatric Urology program provides a full complement of services to evaluate and treat problems of the genitalia and urinary tract in children.

 

Appointments: 409-772-3695

Voice and Swallowing This service provides patients a single place to go for the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of voice and swallowing disorders.   Appointments:
281-338-0829
 
 

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