Our pediatrics providers focus on the growth and development of children as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. They care for the child's physical, emotional and social health from infancy through adolescence. We provide services in a brand new, child-friendly building designed exclusively for our younger population. All rooms in this unit have been created to calm and soothe with bright murals and artwork while offering family friendly space. Our specially trained providers see all manner of issues, while also providing:
- Education, advice and guidance to parents and children.
- Conducting well-baby examinations to evaluate general health.
- Immunizations and vaccinations.
- Treating short and long-term illnesses and diseases.
The pediatric team works to establish long-term relationships with the families of our youngest population while also providing the best care possible. They join in community efforts to prevent and solve problems with children's healthcare as well as serve as advocates for our most vulnerable population.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center is also pleased to offer a variety of special services for pediatric patients in a local setting:
Pediatric Urological Services
Our Urology Clinic can diagnose and treat many pediatric urological issues. Further, if your child requires surgery which has to be done outside of the area, follow-up care can be done here at home requiring fewer long trips as your youngster recovers.
Pediatric Mental Health Services
VVRMC offers mental health services for children ages 5 through 17. Our licensed counselor is trained and certified to diagnose and treat multiple mental health issues associated with young people. Multiple modalities are utilized including: play, art, yoga and others depending on what is best for each child. Family counseling is also used to strengthen relationships and communication skills. We also can extend psychiatric medical services through our tele-health module.
Pediatric Services for Special Needs Children
Our pediatric health care providers can offer services for children with special needs. If your child has a specialist outside of the area, the providers here in Del Rio can interact with them to develop an individualized plan to optimize their care.
The Institute for Therapeutic Medicine Offers Therapies for Children
The Institute for Therapeutic Medicine at Val Verde Regional Medical Center offers Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy for pediatric patients.