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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.
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:
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.
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.
Bring these forms for your first appointment:
Children should be seen for “well-child” check-ups to make sure they’re growing up healthy at:
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 primary care pediatric services for newborns to teens under the supervision of attending physicians (doctors with all the required education and certifications).
Nemours primary care pediatricians not only provide well-child, preventive care like immunizations (vaccines) and health screenings, but also evaluate and treat children with a variety of routine illnesses and conditions, including:
Our primary care pediatrics office 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):
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.
Nemours primary care pediatrics also provides you with guidance about what to expect as your child grows (this is called 'anticipatory guidance').
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.