At Marin General Hospital, pediatric care begins at birth, for those babies who require the expert attention of our Level II NICU – the ONLY neonatal unit in Marin County. Our pediatric program is the most comprehensive in all of Marin County and we have the expertise, experience, and equipment to provide exceptional care for kids from birth to age 18, whether the concern is a minor illness, a condition requiring hospitalization, or a medical emergency.
Marin County families can rest assured that if their child has to take a trip to the emergency room, Marin General Hospital is equipped with the latest in pediatric care. Our emergency department has child-sized equipment and a staff of pediatric hospitalists – a hospital-based doctor who specializes in children – available 24/7. In addition, we have introduced an “ouch-less” approach that incorporates child-friendly protocols that help take the anxiety and pain out of visits. Emergency staff and physicians have been trained extensively in distraction and sensitivity techniques for use with their pediatric patients. Some injections are needle-free and shot blockers reduce the pain of shots. Plus, interactive and educational toys are used during the visit – such as dolls to demonstrate procedures or breathing treatment masks with animal faces to add playfulness and encourage patient compliance. What’s more, our emergency department recently renovated three treatment rooms dedicated to pediatric patients. In early 2017, we will be bringing on a child-life specialist who will work closely with children and their families.
After-Hours Outpatient Care
For urgent (but not emergency) illnesses and injuries, PRIMA Medical Foundation operates the county’s only after-hours clinic exclusively for children under 18. Learn more about our pediatric after-hours urgent care clinic.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Marin General Hospital
We have teamed up with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to provide expanded services and expertise for our neonatal and pediatric patients closer to home. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Marin General Hospital is a powerful collaboration that includes UCSF neonatologists on-site at Marin General Hospital, a prenatal diagnostic center staffed with specialists in high-risk obstetrics and access to all the resources of a top-ranked children's hospital. In addition, it also includes a specialty clinic nearby with experts in pediatric cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, orthopedics and eating disorders.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Greenbrae Outreach Clinic
1300 South Eliseo Drive, Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
For referrals for specialty care, telephone consultations with a specialist, or urgent admission or transfer to the Greenbrae Outreach Clinic please call: 1-415-461-4396. Hours will vary by specialty.
UCSF Madison Clinic at the Braden Diabetes Center
For our patients born with Type 1 Diabetes, we are excited to collaborate with the Madison Clinic at UCSF Medical Center to expanded our diabetes support and medical services. This collaboration allows us to partner with of one of the nation’s preeminent pediatric programs.
(Watch the above video to learn more about the Braden Diabetes Center)
We offer a dedicated 14-bed pediatric unit designed to meet the needs of the whole family. Rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents, special rooms for breastfeeding mothers, and a playroom. Kids have TV and Nintendo in their rooms, and, when they are well enough, they can go play with the toys in our playroom. Our young patients are cared for by pediatric hospitalists and pediatric nurses who are attuned to children’s special medical and emotional needs.