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Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics in Guangzhou United Family Hospital ensures that your child can receive high-quality, world-class pediatric outpatient and inpatient care in Guangzhou. Our pediatricians have many years of experience in caring for children, both in China and internationally. Your child is special and deserves the best pediatric care.

Our experienced pediatricians are trained to prevent and manage health care problems in infants, children, teens, and young adults. Children have different health care needs than adults. Our international staff fully understands the physical, emotional, and social development of children. Children might be too young or too shy to talk, so pediatricians understand the importance of listening carefully to your child and you. Children often present different symptoms than adults, and need different medications and treatments. Our pediatricians are specially trained to recognize the importance of these differences, especially in young children and newborns.

We provide comprehensive care for children in Guangzhou including preventive care. We work closely with other professionals including those in our Mental Health, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Surgery departments to evaluate and recommend treatment for children with special needs. We are also committed to helping you find pediatric subspecialty care if needed.

Outpatient Same-day Services for Sick Children

Our same day pediatric clinic provides care for children with most illnesses and injuries. All children get sick at one time or another. Minor illnesses like colds and coughs are common, especially children in school where they are exposed to more infections from other children. It is also common for children to have many minor injuries, as well as other medical problems that need attention. If you are not sure if your child needs to see a pediatrician, you can always call the clinic. Our office staff can often tell you over the phone and if needed, set up an appointment for you. The pediatrician or nursing staff may give advice over the phone if an office visit is not needed.

Please make same a day sick appointment if your child has:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea that lasts for more than a few hours
  • Rash, especially if there is also a fever
  • Any cough or cold that does not get better in several days or a cold that gets worse and is accompanied by a fever
  • Cuts that might need stitches
  • Limping or is not able to more arm or leg
  • Ear pain with fever, is unable to sleep or eat, is vomiting, has diarrhea or is acting ill
  • Drainage from an ear
  • Sore throat or problems swallowing
  • Sharp or persistent pains in the abdomen or stomach
  • A temperature greater than 38 degrees or higher in a baby younger than 2 months of age
  • Fever and vomiting at the same time
  • Not eaten for more than one day

Outpatient Well-child Preventive Services

The most important concept of medical care is that prevention is better than treatment. Regular visits to the pediatrician are a key part of preventive healthcare and ensuring children’s physical and mental health in the process of growth. These check-ups give your child’s pediatrician a chance to:

  • Examine comprehensively to make sure your child is eating well, growing well, and is healthy
  • Assess the nutritional status of children and provide advice of feeding accordingly
  • Assess children’s physical development and help inform you to monitor the growth curve
  • Assess children’s mental development and provide advice
  • Formulate the planning of vaccinations and update immunizations
  • Find physical problems before they become serious
  • Help inform you on how to keep your child healthy and safe
  • Answer all of your questions

Recommended healthcare visits for well children:

  • During the first year of life: visits at about 2 weeks of life, and also at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age
  • During the second year of life: visits at 15, 18, and 24 months of age
  • In early childhood: yearly visits from 2 through 5 years of age
  • During the early school years: visits at 6, 8, and 10 years of age
  • In adolescence and early adulthood: yearly visits from 11 through 21 years of age

Pediatric Emergencies

Our clinic works closely with urgent care doctors. Please call our 24-hour Emergency Hotline (020) 3610 2333 IMMEDIATELY if your child has:

  • Bleeding that does not stop after applying pressure for 5 minutes
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Seizures (rhythmic jerking and loss of consciousness)
  • Increasing trouble with breathing
  • Skin or lips that look blue, purple, or gray
  • Neck stiffness or rash with high fever
  • Head injury with loss of consciousness, confusion, vomiting, or poor skin color
  • Blood in urine
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Acting strangely or becoming more withdrawn and less alert
  • Increasing or severe persistent pain