Low-Cost Pediatric Care in 6 SoCal Locations

Looking for affordable pediatric care? Southern California Medical Center offers a wide range of pediatric services for low-income or uninsured children — including well-child exams, sports physicals, immunizations, lab testing, sick visits, and dental exams.

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Pediatric healthcare is important for all children. In fact, children who have regular check-ups are more likely to have fewer illnesses and do better in school than those who don’t.

Regular check-ups during childhood are commonly called well-child visits, and they are one of several pediatric services that children need for overall health and wellness. During the pandemic, the number of children who went to their well-child visits declined. The result of this has been more pediatric visits to emergency rooms and more outbreaks of preventable illnesses like measles.

Read on to learn more about the low-cost pediatric medical services that are available to low-income and uninsured children in Woodland Hills, Pomona, Van Nuys, Long Beach, Pico Rivera, and El Monte.

Affordable Pediatric Services in SoCal

A primary focus of pediatric services is to prevent or treat health and development issues as early as possible, which will set the foundation for a healthy and fulfilling life. Some of the most important pediatric services are the following:

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals check for any health conditions or risks that could affect your child’s ability to safely participate in physical activities.

Many sports clubs and schools require that children get a sports physical before they are allowed to participate in sports or physical activities.

Sick Visits

When your child is sick, getting fast and affordable healthcare is important. The goal of pediatric sick visits is to:

  • Diagnose your child’s illness quickly with a thorough exam and testing if needed

  • Identify any underlying health issues

  • Prescribe treatment to help your child recover as quickly as possible

Common lab services that may be done during a sick visit include testing for:

  • Strep throat

  • Influenza (Flu A and Flu B)

  • Pneumonia

  • Covid-19

  • RSV

Well-Child Checkups

Well-child visits are routine medical check-ups that monitor your child's growth, development, and overall health. These visits are very important for several reasons, including:

  • Tracking growth and developmental milestones

  • Getting scheduled immunizations

  • Discussing any concerns about your child’s health, nutrition, safety, and emotional health

At well-child visits, pediatricians can also help parents get support from additional resources if needed. Some of these resources include:

  • Speech therapy

  • Physical and occupational therapy

  • ADHD management

  • Pediatric mental health therapy

  • School interventions like individualized education program (IEP)

Vaccines and Immunizations

Immunizations are important for protecting children from infectious diseases that can cause long-term harm. Many schools and sports clubs also require up-to-date immunizations for participation.

Laboratory Services

Lab testing is important for children’s health because it can give valuable insight into your child’s health and diagnose several childhood illnesses.

Common pediatric lab testing services include:

  • Blood tests to identify medical conditions, infections, and vitamin deficiencies

  • Genetic testing for genetic disorders and inherited conditions

  • Imaging tests to diagnose injuries or medical conditions involving the bones or internal organs

  • Swab testing for common illnesses like influenza, RSV, COVID-19, strep throat, and others

Dental Visits

Pediatric dental visits are important for good oral health in children. In fact, oral health in children is linked to a good quality of life. Pediatric dentistry typically involves dental exams, teeth cleanings, and fixing cavities before they become severe.

Additionally, pediatric dental exams also allow dentists and parents to discuss ways to improve a child’s oral health through diet, fluoride treatments, and brushing techniques. Helping children develop good oral hygiene habits and addressing dental concerns early can give them a lifetime of good dental health and bright, healthy smiles.

Where to Find Affordable Pediatric Care in SoCal

Southern California Medical Center is honored to provide low-cost medical care, including low-income pediatric services, across six locations in Southern California. We’re dedicated to offering healthcare for uninsured and low-income families and children, ensuring all SoCal children get access to the healthcare they need.

Our experienced healthcare providers include pediatricians in SoCal who provide comprehensive pediatric care that meets the needs of every child — including well-child visits, dental visits, immunizations, and sick visits. Don’t have a car? We provide transportation for you and your child to get to and from the doctor. Just call us!

Southern California Medical Center is proud to serve the SoCal community with six convenient locations across Southern California:

  1. Affordable Doctor in Van Nuys: 14550 Haynes St. Van Nuys, CA 91411

  2. Affordable Doctor in Pomona: 502 W. Holt Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

  3. Affordable Doctor in Pico Rivera: 8825 Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

  4. Affordable Doctor in Long Beach: 1627 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA 90813

  5. Affordable Doctor in El Monte: 12100 Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA 91732

  6. Affordable Doctor in Woodland Hills: 20011 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1002, Woodland Hills CA, 91364

Whether your child is feeling sick or needs a well-child check-up, SCMC is here for you! Each of our locations is staffed with pediatric specialists and team members who are fluent in English, Spanish, Khmer, Korean, Farsi, Hindi, Tagalog, and Armenian.

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