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Pediatric Primary Care


Regular visits to a UNM Health System primary care provider help your child grow up as healthy and strong as possible. Trust us for preventive care, routine testing, treatment and health education for your child’s lifelong wellness.

Comprehensive Services

In addition to diagnosing and treating common childhood illnesses and injuries, your child’s pediatrician can provide:
•    Well-child checkups, birth through high school
•    Care for chronic conditions such as asthma and others
•    Guidance for children with special health care needs
•    Physical exams for sports or school
•    Immunizations
•    Behavioral health care
•    Developmental screenings
•    Nutrition counseling
•    Education and guidance for parents
•    Home visits from bilingual (Spanish/English) providers affiliated with the Young Children’s Health Center to families of children up to three years old

Choose to receive primary care at the location that works best for you: One of our Family Health centers, University of New Mexico Hospital Ambulatory Care Center, UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital or the Young Children’s Health Center.

Healthy & Fit Children’s Clinic

Help your overweight child get healthier through the UNM Healthy and Fit Children’s Clinic [PDF]. Designed to benefit your entire family over several years, the free, bilingual program develops a personalized care plan that includes:
•    Complete medical evaluation
•    Nutrition counseling
•    Fun physical activities and guidance on staying active at home
•    Referrals to pediatric specialists for health issues related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea and depression

Ask your pediatrician for a referral to the clinic if your child is age 2–17 and has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile for his or her age and gender. For more information, call 505-272-5348.

For Medical Professionals

As a primary care provider, you may refer your patient to the UNM Healthy & Fit Children’s Clinic using Power Chart AdHoc if you’re in the UNM Health system. If you’re unaffiliated with UNM Health, print, complete and fax a referral form [PDF].

Adolescent Medicine & School-Based Health Centers

Students can access a medical provider at one of several UNM health centers found at elementary, middle and high schools in the Albuquerque area. Regardless of ability to pay, students can access physical and mental health care during school hours if they attend one of these schools:
•    Albuquerque High School: 505-244-1330
•    East San Jose Elementary: 505-244-0334
•    Highland High School: 505-256-3363
•    Manzano High School: 505-292-5260
•    Van Buren Middle School: 505-256-2555
•    Washington Middle School: 505-248-1116

A team of UNM Health medical professionals offer services for preteens and teens, such as:
•    Primary care for common conditions such as asthma and acne
•    Behavioral health including screening and referral for substance abuse problems
•    Reproductive health care and gynecology
•    Sports physicals and sports injury
•    Case management for students and families
•    Health education
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