With access to leading-edge diagnostic and treatment resources, as well as a total commitment to family-centered care, our primary care pediatricians and pediatric professionals are well-equipped to diagnose and treat common, everyday illnesses, as well as serious childhood diseases and conditions like cancer, diabetes and congenital heart disease.
Why choose Cleveland Clinic Children's?
- Dedicated to your child's health and well-being: Our primary care pediatricians offer comprehensive general and preventive care, as well as care for children with complex or chronic health issues. Patients receive exceptional care and treatment from a highly committed, compassionate and collaborative team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.
- Access to a diverse pool of pediatric specialists: To ensure our patients receive the best care, Cleveland Clinic Children’s provides a network of pediatric specialties across the health system.
- Recognized as "Best Doctors": Our physicians have been voted among the “Best Doctors in America” by peers, as reported in Cleveland Magazine.
- Convenient locations: Our physicians see patients for pediatric primary care in the R Building on Cleveland Clinic's main campus, as well as many convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and within your community.
- Children’s inpatient hospital onsite: Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a hospital within a hospital. It's part of the Cleveland Clinic health system and resides on our main campus. This allows for close collaboration and full integration with all of the resources of Cleveland Clinic
- We're here when you need us most: Connect with a Cleveland Clinic Children's provider for a virtual visit at any time, day or night.
What We Treat
Besides general pediatric care, members of our team have special interests in a number of childhood-related developmental issues, conditions and diseases.
- Acute injuries.
- Adolescent alcohol/chemical dependency.
- Adolescent care.
- Asthma and related disorders.
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- Behavioral problems.
- Birth defects.
- Childhood anemias and bleeding disorders.
- Childhood literacy.
- Childhood weight management.
- Complex medical problems.
- Common cold.
- Digestive disorders in children and teens.
- Eating disorders.
- Environmental injuries.
- General internal medicine.
- Infant nutrition.
- Infectious disease.
- Lead poisoning.
- Learning disabilities.
- Newborn development.
- Pediatric kidney disorders.
- Preventive healthcare.
- Recurrent ear infections.
- Reproductive endocrinology, including menstrual disorders, hirsutism and other hormonal problems.
- School difficulties.
- Sexuality counseling.
- Sexually transmitted diseases.
- Sore throats.
- Sports medicine.
- Sleep disorders.
- Teen pregnancy prevention.
In addition, many pediatric specialists among our team can provide guidance on managing children in foster care and international adoption issues.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s healthy living programs
Healthy eating and physical activity habits are key to your child's well-being. You can take an active role in helping your child (and entire family) develop healthy eating and physical activity habits that can last a lifetime. Cleveland Clinic Children’s has resources available to parents and kids to help keep them healthy.
Family-centered parenting is care that includes a traditional health checkup with a provider followed by additional time and attention in a group setting. You’ll meet with your provider and then in a group with other moms/dads who have babies the same age. Appointments last 2 to 2.5 hours.
- Small groups (6-8) of parents and same-age infants interacting with their healthcare providers and each other.
- Individual well-child health assessments, immunizations and developmental screenings.
- Parents’ engagement in their baby’s care: tracking growth, immunizations, etc.
- Group discussions and interactive activities on various topics such as nutrition, development and safety.
- A safe and supportive environment to ask questions and create lifelong bonds between families.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
For more information and a schedule of visits, call 216.767.4242 and ask for pediatrics.
Cleveland Clinic Children's, R Building
For more info and a schedule of visits, call 216.445.2130 (Option #0).
Pediatric hospital medicine
Cleveland Clinic Children's has a team of pediatric hospital medicine specialists available 24/7 for referring physicians and patient families.
Hospitalists are general pediatricians with special expertise in taking care of hospitalized children. If your child is hospitalized, members of our hospitalist team will see them every day throughout their hospitalization and will answer questions about their care daily at the bedside.
Your child's hospitalist will partner with their physician or family doctor to provide medical consultations and on-site hospital rounds throughout your child’s hospital stay 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Appointments & Locations
- Call: 216.444.KIDS (5437)
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon at certain locations
Sunday: Select morning hours at certain locations
- Locations: See list below
- Toll Free: 800.801.2273
- Online: Send us an email
- Online: Make an appointment
Note: Appointments are available for your child's yearly physical. Same-day appointments are also available if you have a question or are concerned about your child's health. Please call us at one of the locations listed below.
Breastfeeding Medicine Center & Clinic and lactation services
Breastfeeding (chestfeeding) has so many health benefits for you and your baby. Sometimes it can be challenging at first. You might feel nervous, excited and even scared, but keep in mind that every baby is different and all new parents will likely need some support in the beginning.
Our Breastfeeding Medicine physicians and lactation consultants are here to support you throughout your journey. We’re here to support you before your baby is born, while you’re in the hospital and after you go home. Learn more.
CenteringParenting® at Cleveland Clinic Children’s
CenteringParenting brings together a small group of parents, caregivers and their same-age infants with Cleveland Clinic Children’s providers for their well-child care visits. You’ll learn from other parents who are experiencing similar things as you at the same time.
Our providers lead the group in discussion and interactive activities on topics like safe sleep, breastfeeding, nutrition, development and safety. The goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for you to ask questions and create lifelong bonds with other families. Since these groups are also wellness visits, children will receive their recommended immunizations and developmental surveillance as well.
CenteringParenting has lasting benefits:
- More Time with Your Child’s Provider
Additional time with your child’s provider creates an opportunity to screen them for developmental milestones and other concerns, leading to earlier intervention.
You’ll feel welcomed, respected and listened to – giving you greater confidence in your parenting skills.
- Support & Friendship
Foster healthy family relationships, lasting friendships and community connections.
- Learning & Fun
Sharing questions and experiences, you’ll grow with other families and your child’s care team.
Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center
5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd.
Lorain, OH 44053
Join us at Lorain: Call 440.204.7400.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Join us at Stephanie Tubbs Jones: Call 216.767.4242.
Patient-centered medical home
Patient-centered medical home is a model of care where patients have a direct relationship with a provider who coordinates a cooperative team of healthcare, whether you’re at the doctor’s office, become hospitalized, are going through preventative care or are recuperating at home.
Our goal is to enhance your family’s experience with the healthcare system and to assist with any chronic disease prevention and management.
Parent’s guide to pediatric primary care
Cleveland Clinic Children’s offers an exceptional staff of pediatricians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who use state of the art resources to deliver the best possible care for newborns, infants, children and teens.
To ensure healthy growth and to track proper development, our pediatric providers recommend the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of well-care visits and immunizations for your child.
Download our Parent Guide for additional recommendations on what to expect from your pediatrician through all phases of your child’s development.
Transition to Adult Care
Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Cleveland Clinic are here to assist families as they transition adolescents to adult medical care.
Why is it so important to transition to adult care?
Healthcare transition has become an important area of focus. This may be because evidence shows that adolescents and young adults use of healthcare services declines during this time and that can lead to worse health outcomes.
There are currently 31.2 million young adults in the United States who are transitioning into adulthood. Every adolescent will eventually need to switch to adult-centered medical care and they need a thoughtful, consistent and coordinated process to do so.
Signs an adolescent is ready for adult care
Got Transition®, a federally funded national resource on healthcare transition, says there are key questions to ask.
- Do they see a doctor that sees adult patients, or a doctor who only sees children?
- Do they know the phone number of their doctor’s office?
- Do they know what to do if they feel really sick but the office is closed?
- Are they prepared for a health emergency? Do they have their "Medical ID" information (their medical conditions, medications, allergies, emergency contract, and insurance information) stored in their phone?
- Do they have health insurance? If not, do they know how to get health insurance?
- Do they know their health care privacy changes at age 18?
Parents: Take Got Transition’s "Is your child ready to transition to adult health care?” quiz
Adolescents: Take Got Transition's "Are you ready to transition to adult health care?" quiz
- Frequently asked questions
- 5 Steps to Prepare for Health Care Transition
- Preparing for the Transition
- Family Toolkit
- System Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Health Care
- Planning from Moving to Pediatric to Adult Care?
- Questions to Ask Your Child’s Doctor About Transitioning
Ohio Family resources
If you have any questions, please contact Cleveland Clinic’s Pediatric to Adult Transition Team at OnMyWay@ccf.org.