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Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

IMPORTANT: We are experiencing longer hold times than normal. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you are a patient with a non-urgent need or are requesting a future, non-urgent appointment, we recommend contacting your doctor through MyChart to help keep the phone lines open for our sick children. Click here to sign up for MyChart.

Comprehensive Care from Birth through Young Adulthood

Our board-certified pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioner and medical staff are experts in caring for the health needs of infants, children and young adults.


Services

Our pediatricians provide the full range of pediatric care, including routine health checkups, vaccinations, vision and hearing screenings, and the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. We work with our patients and families to help manage chronic conditions and provide referrals to pediatric specialists when needed.


Make an Appointment

Please call our office directly to make an appointment. If you are a current patient with MyChart, you can also request future non-urgent appointments through MyChart.

  • Sansum Clinic, Hitchcock Pediatrics: (805) 563-6211
  • Carpinteria Family Medicine, Pediatrics: (805) 566-5080


Contact Your Care Team

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the hospital immediately. Otherwise, there are several ways that you can reach us:

  • If you need to speak with a nurse or have an urgent issue, please call our office at (805) 563-6211.
  • If you need to call after hours, you can speak to an RN who can assess symptoms and determine your best care option over the phone (805)566-5000.
  • If you are in need of urgent care and cannot wait for a call to be returned, go to Sansum Clinic's Urgent Care located at 215 Pesetas Lane. Walk up appointments are available from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.
  • If you have a non-urgent question or are requesting a future, non-urgent appointment, please send us a MyChart message. We respond to MyChart messages within 48 hours at the latest.


Symptom Checker

Are you unsure about whether that scrape or rash needs medical attention? Our symptom checker can help you decide when you need to see the doctor, and how you can relieve symptoms at home.

We also provide you with dosage tables for common medications, first aid instructions, and valuable parent advice on dozens of topics.

Pediatric screener

We are currently screening all visitors for COVID-19 prior to entry.

COVID-19 Precautions

Sansum Clinic has extraordinary protocols in place to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, including:

  • Requiring masks for all patients and staff at all times.
  • Screening all who enter our building.
  • Providing Telehealth and drive-up/outdoor visits when appropriate.


COVID-19 & Children - What to do when your child has symptoms?

  • If your child is a patient of Sansum Clinic Pediatrics Department, call the Pediatrics office at (805) 563-6211 to provide background information. A nurse will contact you as soon as possible to schedule a COVID-19 test and evaluation, if needed.
  • If your child’s symptoms are concerning and you cannot wait for a call back, go to Urgent Care at 215 Pesetas Lane.
  • If you do not want to wait in person at Urgent Care, log on to MyChart to see if any Same Day Appointments are available. Once you are logged in, select "Visits", "Schedule an appointment", "Same Day Urgent Pesetas".
  • If your child is not a patient of Sansum Clinic Pediatrics Department, contact your pediatrician. If you do not have a pediatrician, Sansum Clinic's Urgent Care is an option for your.
  • Click here for more information.


COVID-19 Vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines are recommended for all people 5 years and older. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine approved for people age 5 - 17 years old.

  • Patients age 5-11 years old: We are now scheduling appointments for this age range. Appointment availability is limited. Schedule an appointment on MyChart or by calling (805) 563-6211. Click here for more information, including a list of local pharmacies also offering the vaccine at this time.
  • Patients age 12-17 years old: Schedule an appointment on MyChart or by calling (805) 563-6211.


Flu Shots

Flu shots are recommended for all patients 6 months of age and older. Schedule an appointment on MyChart or by calling (805) 681-7805. Click here for more information.

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