From birth to age 18, Sun River Health is here to meet the health care needs of your child or teen.
Our compassionate team of pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nutritionists is here to make sure all our pediatric patients get the complete care they need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Every year, your child or teen will experience growth and change. Both physical and behavioral (mental) development happens very fast during these years, which is why it’s important for them to have an annual wellness checkup.
At each visit, your pediatric or family medicine provider will check your child’s growth and development and perform a complete physical exam, including reviewing their height, weight, and any required immunizations. Hearing, vision, and other screening tests may also be a part of the visit.
Even if your child is in good health, an annual wellness checkup is important. These visits can be a good time to focus on how to keep your child in the best health and talk about ways to prevent any future health problems.
At Sun River Health, our pediatric and family medicine providers stay up to date with the latest recommendations of which immunizations your child needs.
Making sure your child gets their immunizations on the recommended schedule is the best way to protect them and keep them in the best health. If your child has missed a recommended shot, our clinical team can work with you to schedule it and make sure they are on track.
Sun River Health provides school and sports physicals to help ensure that your child or teen is healthy, strong, and ready to head back to school or join a sports team.
Physicals help identify any chronic medical conditions or other illnesses that might affect your child’s progress. They are also a good time to talk with your pediatric or family medicine provider about any eating or sleep difficulties your child might have.
Sun River Health is here to make sure you get the best care during your pregnancy. You will also be able to meet your newborn’s pediatric or family medicine provider before birth.
Our clinical team will schedule the first check-up for your newborn, provide any needed immunizations, and make appointments for regular check-ups.
Some of the prenatal services we provide include:
- Pregnancy testing
- Routine check-ups during your pregnancy
- Making a birth plan
- Information on breastfeeding
- Help setting up appointments for your newborn
For more information on our women’s health / OB-GYN services, click here.
If you’re a teen, you can always get the care you need at Sun River Health. Our pediatricians, family medicine and OB-GYN physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are here to give you a positive, caring experience. You can come in for an appointment in-person or talk to a doctor on video using telemedicine. You don’t need a parent or guardian’s permission to access pregnancy testing, birth control, STI testing, HIV testing and treatment, or prenatal care.
All your care is completely confidential.
In New York State, teens can make certain health care decisions, including decisions related sexual health, on their own. For more information, visit teenhealthny.org.
If you’re leaving home, you can still make an appointment with your Sun River Health pediatric or family medicine provider via telemedicine.
If you’re the parent or guardian of a teen, you can accompany them to an appointment, or they can come in by themselves. We are here to make sure your teen gets all the information they need to stay safe and in the best health.
Whole family health
Sun River Health believes in total family health and treating every member of every family as individuals, each with their own care needs and requirements.
Our pediatricians provide a complete range of primary care for children and teenagers, including:
- Routine immunizations
- School physicals
- Annual wellness checkups
- Early vision and hearing screenings
- Patient education
- Birth control and women’s health services
From newborns to teenagers, Sun River Health pediatricians are here for your family.
“The medical staff was great with my son. I had a lot of questions regarding my son going to school, and Dr. Desa listened to me and reassured me that my son was ready for school.”
—Gavin, Sun River Health Beacon patient
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