Pediatric Care

Family Practice & Urgent Care located between Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, CA

Pediatric Care

You want your child to receive high-quality, compassionate, and convenient pediatric care so they can thrive. At Maxlife Urgent Care, located between Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, California, the providers care for children of all ages to support their development and well-being. Call today to schedule an appointment, or use the online tool to book. 

What is included in pediatric care?

The providers at Maxlife Urgent Care provide comprehensive primary care to children from infancy to adolescence. This care includes well-child checks, annual physicals, and preventive care to ensure children of all ages are appropriately developing their emotional, physical, and mental health. 

Pediatric care also includes screening tests, vaccinations, and acute care for minor injuries or symptoms of illness. The providers can also diagnose possible chronic health problems in children that require monitoring and management. 

If your child has a problem that requires emergency care, such as severe cold and flu symptoms or a minor injury, Maxlife Urgent Care is also ready to help.

Why are routine well-child checks an important part of pediatric care?

Well-child checks are scheduled every few months when your child is a baby or toddler. After the age of three, well-child checks should happen annually. 

During these visits, your provider evaluates your child for age-appropriate development.

They also offer guidance for health and development at home, including: 

  • Recognizing normal developmental markers, like age of walking and talking
  • Healthy diet and exercise
  • Sports safety
  • Adolescent behavior

These visits are also a time to discuss a child’s home life and any social concerns, including bullying. 

Your provider also checks your child’s vaccination schedule to make sure they’re up-to-date on all important immunizations, which can protect them from devastating diseases like polio and hepatitis B. 

While the majority of vaccinations are administered in the first few years of life, adolescents require boosters or vaccinations for conditions like meningitis or human papillomavirus (HPV). 

Well-child visits are also a good time to raise any concerns you may have about behavior, sleep patterns, or health conditions.

What screening tests are included as part of pediatric care?

The screening tests offered by the providers at Maxlife Urgent Care include routine hearing and vision tests. Your provider can also offer screenings for:

  • Childhood obesity
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Autism
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Mental health concerns, including depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Call Maxlife Urgent Care today to schedule your child’s pediatric care visit today. You can also use this website to book online.