Pediatric Primary Care

Nemours offers pediatric primary care at Nemours Pediatrics.

Not every child needs specialty medical care, but all children need special care — the kind you get from the experienced, compassionate primary care pediatricians and advance practice nurses at Nemours. Our pediatric primary care is delivered Nemours duPont Pediatrics offices and a network of private practices that associate with Nemours and share our commitment to family-centered care.

 
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Symptoms, Illnesses and Conditions We Treat

From routine care to sick visits for kids from birth to age 18, Nemours is here for all of your pediatric primary care needs.

In addition to providing well-child, preventive care such as immunizations, annual check-ups and health screenings, we treat children with a variety of routine symptoms, illnesses and conditions, including:

  • abdominal pain
  • allergies
  • anxiety/depression
  • asthma
  • behavior problems
  • bronchiolitis
  • colic
  • common cold
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • ear infections
  • fever
  • head lice
  • headache
  • influenza
  • pinkeye
  • pneumonia
  • sinusitis
  • skin rashes
  • strep throat
  • urinary tract infections

Specialty Care When You Need It

Nemours primary care pediatricians also help coordinate specialty care for children with special health care needs such as autism, spectrum disorders, developmental delays, genetic conditions and more.


1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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Phone: (302) 651-5245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After Hours Calls: Call our office anytime, 24/7, to connect with a nurse who can help you manage your child's symptoms.

You don’t need a referral to make an appointment at the Nemours Pediatric Continuity Practice — just call the office.

 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
 
Recommended Routine Visits

Children should be seen for “well-child” check-ups to make sure they’re growing up healthy at:

  • 1 to 3 days of birth for breastfed newborns
  • within the first 2 weeks after birth
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2½ years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • around every birthday every year after that

At each visit, we’ll check your child’s growth, development, overall health and give any recommended routine immunizations.


Nemours Pediatric Continuity Center located inside Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children operates like any other pediatric primary care office – the only difference is that, here, resident physicians (doctors in training), provide pediatric primary care services for newborns to teens under the supervision of attending physicians (doctors with all the required education and certifications).


Common Signs, Symptoms and Illnesses We See

In addition to providing well-child, preventive care like immunizations (vaccines) and health screenings, we evaluate and treat children with a variety of routine illnesses and conditions, including:

  • abdominal pain (stomach aches)
  • allergies
  • anxiety/depression
  • asthma
  • behavior problems
  • bronchiolitis
  • colic
  • common cold
  • constipation
  • cough (including croup and
    whooping cough)
  • diarrhea
  • ear infections
  • fever
  • head lice
  • headaches
  • influenza (the flu)
  • pinkeye
  • pneumonia
  • sinusitis (sinus infections)
  • skin rashes
  • strep throat
  • teething
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Coordinating Your Child's Specialty Care

We can also help arrange care with our specialists at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (ranked among the best for specialty pediatric care by U.S. News & World Report) for children with special needs and chronic conditions such as (but not limited to):

  • ADHD
  • autism
  • developmental delay
  • cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • genetic conditions

And every member of your child’s Nemours pediatric care team (your child’s primary care pediatrician, advance practice nurse or specialist) will have access to your child’s medical information, with just the click of a button. Our award-winning electronic medical record makes it easy for everyone to always stay on the same page about your child’s care at the same time.


Offering Advice and Information for Every Age

Nemours pediatric primary care also gives you guidance about what to expect as your child grows (this is called 'anticipatory guidance'). That includes information about:

  • developmental milestones (when you can expect your child to crawl, walk, talk, run, hop, throw a ball)
  • behavior (dealing with tantrums, timeouts, positive parenting, etc.)
  • nutrition (breastfeeding advice, feeding finicky eaters, ensuring a healthy diet in older kids, etc.)
  • injury prevention (childproofing, car safety, bike safety, gun safety, fire safety, water safety, etc.)

Dedicated to Offering Family-Centered Care

At Nemours, we’re committed to providing family-centered care. That means we acknowledge and address your needs, concerns, beliefs, opinions and feelings — our patients (your children) and you, the parents, families and guardians. We include you in your child's care and the decision-making process — and appreciate and respect that no one knows your child better than you do.