Offering physical exams, vaccines and specialized care for your kid from A to Z


Offering physical exams, vaccines and specialized care for your kid from A to Z

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Kid-friendly pediatric clinics

Kids don’t usually like the doctor’s office, but they won’t mind ours. Cheerful environments staffed by kid-friendly care teams make our clinics popular places with your little ones.

You have enough to do

When you have a sick kid, you want care right now. We make it easy with same-day appointments, convenient clinic parking and 24-hour virtual care.

Dr. Right 

Dr. Right

Count on comprehensive care from pediatricians and family medicine doctors who are specially trained in the health needs of babies, children and teens.  

Well-child visits or check-ups

Well-child visits (sometimes called check-ups) are planned appointments for you and your child with their doctor. Well-child visits help the doctor monitor growth and development, update immunizations and screening tests, and find or prevent illnesses.

The most important component of a well-child visit is the relationship between your child and their doctor. At UW Medicine clinics, we work hard to ensure that you will have continuity with your chosen pediatrician over the years as your child grows. 

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Specialty pediatric care

At every age, your child has unique physical, emotional and developmental needs. When part of your child’s healthcare experience includes pediatric specialty care, we can help. Our pediatric clinics have specialists for a variety of needs, including pediatric allergies. You’ll also find specialists at the Center on Human Development and Disability. Your pediatrician can also partner closely with Seattle Children’s Hospital for an array of additional services.

Guidance on when to seek care

Injury or illness in children can be scary, but knowing how and when to react is key for 1) their health and 2) your peace of mind. UW Medicine partners with Seattle Children’s Hospital to ensure kids receive the right care when and where they need it. Read on to find out what you can do at home and when you need to call or see the doctor. 



Also called vaccines, immunizations protect babies, children and teens from many diseases, including some that can be life-threatening. Vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to keep your child healthy. Doctors recommend the following immunizations for kids throughout their childhood.

  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Hepatitis B
  • Inactivated polio vaccine
  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • Hib vaccine (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV 13)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Seasonal influenza (flu)

Patient education, including safety and child abuse prevention

Patient education

Inform yourself so that you can make the best choices for your child’s health and care.


Safety and injury prevention  

You want to protect your child from harm at home and when they are away. Learn how to keep them safe with the right information.  


Child abuse prevention  

Child abuse can happen in any family, no matter its income, race, ethnic heritage or religious faith. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglecting to act when a child is potentially in harm’s way can also be abuse.



Homeless Youth Services

The Pediatric Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, with generous help from King County’s Healthcare for the Homeless Network, provides walk-in primary care services for youth experiencing homelessness at two shelters in King County.


Find a pediatrician near you


Pediatric care in Seattle’s University District

The Pediatric Care Center at UW Medical Center – Roosevelt provides comprehensive primary and specialty care for babies, children and young people to age 21. We also have experts in adoption medicine. 


Pediatric care in Seattle’s First Hill

The Pediatric Clinic at Harborview offers a wide range of services including primary care, developmental screenings, breastfeeding support, confidential teen services and mental health services.


Pediatric care in Kent-Des Moines

On Pacific Highway South, and not far from I-5, UW Medicine Primary Care at Kent-Des Moines offers appointments six days a week, including evenings and same-day appointments.


Pediatric care in Shoreline

Located on Highway 99, in Aurora Village Mall, UW Medicine Primary Care at Shoreline offers appointments six days a week, including evenings and same-day appointments.


Pediatric care in Woodinville

Located in the Woodinville Towne Center, UW Medicine Primary Care at Woodinville offers appointments six days a week, including evenings and same-day appointments.


Urgent care across the Puget Sound region

Children and adults are welcome at all UW Medicine urgent care clinics. We can treat minor illnesses and injuries and symptoms of COVID-19, RSV and flu.

Primary care for the entire family

In addition to seeing a pediatrician, you can schedule an appointment for your child with a family medicine doctor. At UW Medicine, family medicine doctors offer full-spectrum primary care – from newborns to seniors.

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