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Coronavirus Update: What primary care patients and families need to know

Our Services


As your child grows and develops, their health care needs change.

Provider listening to child's heartbeat

At Children's Health Centers, we offer a variety of pediatric and specialty care services for your child, including:

  • Well child check-ups, immunizations and flu shots
  • Sick visits/same day appointments available
  • Care for minor injuries and illnesses
  • New patient and newborn evaluations
  • Comprehensive adolescent health care 
  • Care for children with special needs
  • Evaluation and counseling for behavioral, emotional and learning problems
  • Specialty care for asthma, mental health, obesity and sexual health
  • Developmental testing and screening
  • School, sports and camp physicals 
  • School and daycare health forms
  • Breastfeeding support and infant nutrition
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Help with Medicaid applications
  • Prescription refills
  • On-site psychology services (available at some locations)
  • WIC-special supplemental food program for women, infants and children (available at some locations)
  • Assistance connecting with needed community services
  • Referrals to Children’s National specialists

Whole Bear Care

Whole Bear Care facilitates the care of the whole child, mind and body, by offering behavioral health services at the same location as your child’s primary care provider. The experienced Whole Bear Care team of licensed psychologists provides behavioral health consultation and some short-term follow-up for children, adolescents and young adults. (Available at most Children's Health Centers) 

Referrals for Specialty Care

As your child grows and develops, their health care needs change. Our Children’s Health Centers offer primary care “plus,” providing children in the District of Columbia with a single medical home that provides assessment, basic treatment and care resources for primary care needs, as well as for specialty care, including for mental health, asthma, dental health, teen pregnancy, obesity and more.

Our pediatricians are also connected to Children’s National Hospital, which is ranked the number 1 pediatric hospital in the DC-MD-VA region and one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

If your child needs additional specialty care, our practices will work with your family to connect you to the best providers. Depending on your insurance plan, your child may need a referral from your pediatrician. Referrals for specialists can be sent electronically or via a hard copy referral. After you have seen the specialist, your primary care provider is available to review the recommendations made and to help coordinate ongoing care for your child.