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Community Memorial is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our community’s children, from birth to adulthood. We have a network of excellent pediatricians and pediatric specialists, as well as pediatric hospitalists on-site at our Ventura hospital. With convenient locations to choose from across west Ventura County, you can find a pediatrician near home, work, or your child’s school.

Pediatric Specialists

Community Memorial Pediatric Specialists care for young patients with conditions, illnesses, and symptoms that require expertise beyond that of a general pediatrician. We have pediatric specialists in the following areas:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Pulmonology

After-Hours Care

It’s a dilemma every parent has dealt with: What to do when your child is ill or injured and the pediatrician’s office is closed? If the situation doesn’t warrant a trip to the Emergency Department, Community Memorial Urgent Care clinics are a convenient option for immediate care. Staffed by board-certified physicians, our Urgent Care locations see patients of all ages. The clinics offer COVID-19 testing, X-rays, lab testing, and treatment for most non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether a trip to the Emergency Department is necessary, or if an Urgent Care visit will do the trick. Get Tips Here.

Hospital Stays

Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura offers a warm and cheerful pediatric unit equipped with nurses who are skilled and experienced in childcare. For the child’s comfort, we invite one parent (or parent substitute 18 years or older) to remain with the child at any time day or night. Each room has a TV, phone, and cot to accommodate sleeping overnight.

Our team of pediatric hospitalists come from large, academic medical centers, bringing university level care to our community. On-site 24/7, these doctors care for newborns, children, and teens. They also provide consultations in the Emergency Department for pediatric patients, and admit them to the hospital when needed.

Going to the hospital can be a stressful time for you, your child, and your family. Knowing what will happen and getting ready ahead of time can help. This visit often means the first separation from home and family. How well your child handles the experience often depends on their age and how you prepare them before the visit. Sit down and talk — encourage an open discussion. Fear of the unknown is often worse than worry about the known.

Remember to ask your care team questions in advance so you can discuss what to expect in the hospital. Always tell your child the truth about what will happen and how things will feel.

Before arrival, let your child pack special things to take with him. Play is an important aspect of children’s healing and recovery. Bring a favorite toy or two from home.