TrueCare: Your Southern California Pediatrics Resource

Childhood is a period of growth and development and it’s important that you schedule exams on a regular basis to make sure they’re developing and thriving. TrueCare pediatric physicians are specially trained to diagnose and treat children’s unique health issues and are passionate about keeping children on the path to good health.

Our warmhearted team of healthcare professionals and dedicated pediatric physicians help children and their families feel safe and cared for. Count on us for superior pediatric care delivered with compassion. When you visit a TrueCare pediatric center, you’ll understand what we mean by family care.

Complete Pediatric Care for the Ones you Love

TrueCare Pediatric Care Centers offer much more than just treating children with minor illnesses and small “owies”. Our full range of child health care services includes:

  • Well-child and sick-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Asthma management
  • Child health and disability prevention exams
  • Childhood obesity screening, prevention and management
  • Dental care
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • School and sports physicals
  • Academic Success Program (ASP)
  • Diagnoses and Treatment Attention Deficit (ADD) and Hyperactivity (ADHD) disorders
  • Family planning and adolescent screenings
  • Extended care (through 21 years) to established young adults
  • Proactively screen for behavioral and mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
  • Referrals to our dental services for kids

TrueCare Pediatric Health Care: FAQs

What is pediatric care?
Pediatrics is a specialized branch of medicine that provides healthcare for children from infancy up to 17 years of age, as well as established patients up to 21 who want to defer their transition to adult care. Pediatricians diagnose and treat everything from minor illnesses to serious diseases, including mental and behavioral disorders.
When should I bring my child in to see a pediatrician?
Minor ailments such as a common cold or mild fever often don’t require a doctor visit. If the condition worsens or lasts more than a few days, call us to schedule an appointment at a TrueCare pediatric center.
 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends periodic, scheduled well-child visits. Click here for the AAP schedule of well-child care visits.

Do TrueCare pediatric physicians treat injuries?
If your child has an injury or medical condition that requires immediate attention, please visit one of our QuickCare Health Centers.
 

We also provide splints, wound repair, incision and drainage, other surgical procedures, and a broad range of childhood injuries and illnesses.

Do you accept pediatric patients without family insurance?
No child should go without needed medical care. If you are uninsured or under-insured, we offer affordable payment options to ensure your children get the care they need. We can also help you enroll in a health coverage plan that’s right for you and your family.
What are developmental milestones?
In order to identify children at risk for developmental delays and disabilities at an early age when interventions may be more effective, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends developmental observation at child wellness health visits and physicals. For over 15 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early” program created free checklists for clinicians, families, and early childhood professionals. In February 2022, those milestones were updated. Information based on data and research were used to inform these revisions. The goals of the AAP and CDC were to identify milestones to discourage a “wait-and-see approach.” See the updated milestones and new checklists on the CDC website.
What happens during a child wellness exam?
The pediatrician conducts a physical exam and provides vaccinations (if needed) to keep your child up to date. The doctor will also track growth and behavioral milestones, diagnose any health problems, and provide recommendations to improve fitness, nutrition and overall health.
Does TrueCare offer testing for learning disorders?
Yes. TrueCare’s Academic Success Program (ASP) refers struggling students for testing at a TrueCare location to identify and diagnose a learning disorder or other issues that may impact your child’s learning. Diagnosis through the school system can take months, but ASP expedites this process. Once a child enrolls in ASP, TrueCare providers use state-of-the-art assessments to identify the issue and recommend an action plan for improvement.

If your child is struggling in school, talk with your child’s provider or call (760) 736-6767.


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