Pediatric Care

From the moment your child is born, your goal is to keep them healthy and safe. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we have the same goal. Our pediatricians are committed to ensuring your child gets the best start in life. We want your experience with us to feel like a relationship, not just an appointment. Through our expert care, we form trusting relationships with you and your child to build a solid foundation for a healthy life. Our pediatric specialists:

  • Care for the whole child—including a child’s physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • Ensure children are meeting developmental milestones, and developing a care plan if they are not
  • Help you understand and meet your child’s health, safety, nutritional and developmental needs

Online scheduling
You can now schedule appointments for you or your family online, at your convenience—whether you are a new or returning patient.

Why choose us?

High-quality pediatric care is important for your child’s best possible health. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health pediatric providers offer the full range of pediatric services for your child and serve as trusted partners for questions about your child’s health care. Whether you are expecting your first child or have a teenager, our team has extensive training and experience in caring for children of all ages. 

We follow the schedule of well-child visits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to wellness exams, routine physicals and immunizations, we offer specialty services in the following areas: 

  • Asthma and allergy
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral and mental health
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and asthma care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, injuries and behavioral health issues
  • Down Syndrome Program
  • Nutrition services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Urological care

The newborn experience

We provide the highest-quality care for expecting mothers and their newborns. Developing an early relationship with you and your baby is key to ensuring we can best meet your expectations. Centered around building relationships with expecting parents, the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health newborn experience addresses expectations and educates parents on what to expect as the pregnancy progresses and helps tailor a plan for your newborn once they are welcomed into the world. Our Newborn Guide provides you with general information on caring for your newborn baby. 

Setting up a free, face-to-face prenatal visit is easy. Complete the prenatal visit request form and a care team member will contact you to schedule the visit.

Why choose us for your newborn care?

Nutrition and Fitness for Life

The Nutrition and Fitness for Life (NFL) program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health teaches children and teens ages 5 to 18 and their families how to make healthy choices with food and exercise. It's a healthy lifestyle program, not a weight loss program. 

Learn more about the NFL program.

The Down Syndrome Program

The Down Syndrome Program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is the first and only one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. This unique program offers a wide range of services, including primary care for children and adults, health care maintenance, coordination of subspecialty needs, prenatal consultations, and support through the entire life span.

Resources and support

Our pediatricians have gathered the best children's health information available online. The most credible resources are represented below, including our community partners, Children's Hospital, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Local resources

National resources

Resources for breastfeeding

Travel information

Vaccine/immunization information

Parent education materials

General patient information