Pediatric Primary Care

Help your child grow as strong and healthy as possible. From infant check-ups to school physicals, the expert pediatricians at UNM Health are here for every stage of your child’s life.

By staying on top of your child’s care, we can make sure he or she is growing properly and correct any issue as soon as possible—giving your little one a healthy journey to adulthood.

Expert Comprehensive Care

Our pediatricians partner with parents and family members to provide education and guidance as your child grows. Raising a child takes a village, and we are here to answer your questions and provide expert care whenever your child needs it. Our goal is your goal: to keep your child happy and healthy.

Our Services

  • Behavioral health care
  • Care for chronic conditions such as asthma
  • Developmental screenings
  • Education and guidance for parents
  • Guidance for children with special health care needs
  • Home visits from bilingual (Spanish/English) providers affiliated with the Young Children's Health Center for families with children up to three years old
  • Immunizations
  • Physical exams for sports or school activities
  • Well-child checkups, from birth through high school

Pediatric Specialty Clinics

Help your child lose weight and get healthier through the UNM Healthy and Fit Children's Clinic. Designed to benefit your entire family over several years, the free, bilingual program develops a personalized care plan that includes:

  • Complete medical evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Fun physical activities and guidance on staying active at home
  • Referrals to pediatric specialists for health issues related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea and depression
  • Summer camps may be offered based on availability

Ask your pediatrician for a referral to the clinic if your child is age 2–17 and has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile for his or her age and gender. For more information, call 505-272-5348.

For more information, download a brochure in English [PDF] or a brochure in Spanish [PDF].

Students can access a medical provider at one of several UNM health centers found at elementary, middle and high schools in the Albuquerque area. Regardless of ability to pay, students can access physical and mental health care during school hours if they attend one of these schools:

A team of UNM Health medical professionals offer services for preteens and teens, such as:

  • Primary care for common conditions such as asthma and acne
  • Behavioral health including screening and referral for substance abuse problems
  • Reproductive health care and gynecology
  • Sports physicals and sports injury
  • Case management for students and families
  • Health education

Ask your primary care pediatrician about a referral to the UNM Children’s Psychiatric Center. Our behavioral health specialists help children improve their mood, get treatment for mental health disorders and gain coping skills. The UNM Children's Psychiatric Center is the only facility of its kind in New Mexico.

Our team of experienced therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists care for children and young adults who experience:

  • Brain injuries
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Mental illness
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trouble at school
Learn more about our services and how to make an appointment.