Pediatrics
Patient
Staff
Visitors
Appointment Center
Prescription Refill
Patient Health Education
Medical Home Port
Northwest Beginnings: Birth Center
Flu Information
Compliments or Concerns
Important Phone Numbers
Pediatric Clinic(360) 475-4216 Option 2
Fax(360) 475-4801
Tricare Regional Appointment Center1-800-404-4506
After Hours Access Line(360) 475-5700
Immunizations(360) 475-4335
Pharmacy Refill Line(360) 475-4217
Referral Center(360) 475-4455
 
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday (Except holidays)0730-1600
 
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The Pediatric Medical Home Port is located on the 3rd Floor of Naval Hospital Bremerton. The Pediatric Medical Home Port delivers healthcare using a team approach. Our team consists of Providers, Nurses, Hospital Corpsmen, Clerical Staff and Red Cross volunteers. Each team member is valued for their skills and training, and is available to assist you in any way possible. The Pediatric Medical Home Port provides primary and subspecialty health care services for pediatric patients. We provide a full spectrum of care, with our primary care medicine complemented by our Developmental Pediatrician and Endocrinologist.

We provide a variety of services to include:

Exceptional Family Member Program

The EFMP includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination and family support. The Program assists Sailors during the assignment process by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM) and ensuring they are assigned to areas where they can access necessary resources. Link

Fleet and Family Support Programs

Fleet and Family Support Programs (FFSP) support individual and family readiness through a full array of programs and resources which help Navy families to be resilient, well-informed and adaptable to the Navy environment. Link Programs include:

Women Infant & Children Program

WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Link

Common Illnesses

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ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

What are the signs and symptoms of ADHD?

A child with ADHD might:

How is ADHD diagnosed?

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. One step of the process involves having a medical exam, including hearing and vision tests, to rule out other problems with symptoms like ADHD. Another part of the process will include a checklist for rating ADHD symptoms and taking a history of the child from parents, teachers, and sometimes, the child.

How is ADHD treated?

In most cases, ADHD is best treated with a combination of medication and behavior therapy. No single treatment is the answer for every child and good treatment plans will include close monitoring, follow-ups and any changes needed along the way.

What should I do if I suspect my child may have ADHD?

If you have concerns that your child may have ADHD, please contact the Pediatric Clinic at (360) 475-4216 and select option 2. An ADHD evaluation packet will be given to you and once complete, an appointment with your child’s primary care provider will be scheduled.

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Fevers

What is considered a fever?

Fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature. A normal temperature is usually 98.6° Fahrenheit (F) or 37° Celsius (C). Most temperatures are considered normal until a temperature is greater than 100.4° F or 38° C (rectal temp preferred in young infants). Your child's body temperature changes during the day, but when you have a fever these temperature changes are usually the greatest in the morning and early evening. Fever is a symptom (problem). Fever is not a disease. A fever may mean that there is something else going on in the body. Fever helps the body fight infections. It makes the body's defense systems work better. Fever can be caused by many conditions. The most common cause for fever is viral or bacterial infections, with viral infection being the most common.

What are the signs and symptoms of fever?

The signs and symptoms of a fever depend on the cause. At first, a fever can cause a chill. When the brain raises the body's "thermostat," the body responds by shivering. This raises the body's temperature. Shivering produces heat. When the temperature goes up, the child often feels warm. When the fever goes away, the child may start to sweat.

How should I check my child’s temperature?

Your child's temperature can be taken many ways, but the best way is to take the temperature in the rectum or by mouth (only if the patient can cooperate with holding the thermometer under the tongue with a closed mouth).

How can I prevent my child’s fever?

Acetaminophen Dosing
Weight (LBS)Children's Oral Suspension (160 mg/5 mL)Children's Meltaway Chew Tablets (80 mg)Jr. Meltaway Chew Tablets (160 mg)
6-11 lbs1.25 mL----
12-17 lbs2.5 mL----
18-23 lbs3.75 mL----
24-35 lbs5 mL (1 tsp) 2 tabs--
36-47 lbs7.5 mL (1.5 tsp)3 tabs--
48-59 lbs10 mL (2 tsp)4 tabs2 tabs
60-71 lbs12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)5 tabs2.5 tabs
72-95 lbs15 mL (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs
 
Ibuprofen Dosing
***Ibuprofen should not be given to infants under 6 months of age***
Weight (LBS)Children's suspension
(100 mg/5 ml)
Chewable tablets
(50 mg)
Chewable tablets
(100 mg)
12-17 lbs2.5 mL (1/2 tsp)----
18-23 lbs5 mL (1 tsp)2 tabs1 tab
24-35 lbs7.5 mL (1.5 tsp)3 tabs1.5 tabs
36-47 lbs10 mL (2 tsp)4 tabs2 tabs
48-59 lbs12.5 mL (2.5 tsp)5 tabs2.5 tabs
60-71 lbs15 mL (3 tsp)6 tabs3 tabs
72-95 lbs20 mL (4 tsp)8 tabs4 tabs

Always use measuring spoon to measure amounts!

My child has a mild fever, what can I do to help?

When should I seek medical attention for my child’s fever?

It is important for you to participate in your child's return to good health. Children with fever almost always get better within a few days. However your child's condition may change. Monitor your child's condition and do not delay seeking medical care if your child develops any of the conditions listed above.

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Rash

Many things can cause a rash. Some causes include infection, allergic reactions, medications, and chemicals. Sometimes something in your home that comes in contact with your skin may cause the rash. These include pets, new soaps or laundry detergents, cosmetics, and foods.

My child has a rash, what can I do to make my child more comfortable?

When should I seek medical attention for my child’s rash?

My newborn has an unexplained rash. What could it be?

Newborns commonly have rashes and other skin problems. Most of them are not harmful (benign). They usually go away on their own in a short time. Some of the following are common newborn skin conditions.

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Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

Conjunctivitis is commonly called "pink eye." Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viral infection, allergies, or injuries. There is usually redness of the lining of the eye, itching, discomfort, and sometimes discharge. There may be deposits of matter along the eyelids. A viral infection usually causes a watery discharge, while a bacterial infection causes a yellowish, thick discharge. Pink eye is very contagious and spreads by direct contact.

How do I know if my child’s pink eye is bacterial or viral?

The signs and symptoms of bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can appear similar. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less common in children older than 5 years of age. These germs are spread from person to person (contagious). The white part of the eye may look red or pink. The eye may be irritated, watery, or have a thick discharge.

Viral conjunctivitis is caused by a virus and is also associated with a clear, watery discharge. If a discharge is present, there may also be some blurred vision in the affected eye.

What can I do to help my child’s pink eye and how can I lessen the likelihood of it spreading?

When should I seek immediate medical care for my child’s pink eye?

Could my child have allergic conjunctivitis?

Allergic conjunctivitis is common in people who have other signs of allergic disease, such as hay fever, asthma, and eczema. It is caused by the body’s reaction to certain substances to which it is allergic, such as:

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea is watery stool. The most common cause of diarrhea is a virus. Other causes include:

What can I do to help with my child’s diarrhea?

When should I seek medical attention for my child’s diarrhea?

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Medications

For refills of current medications, please call the Pediatric Clinic at (360) 475-4216, option 2.

For medications your child is not currently taking, please call 1-800-404-4506 to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider.

*Medication refills may take up to 3 business days before pick up is available.* If you have not received a phone call informing you that the requested medication has been filled, please contact the Pediatric Clinic at (360) 475-4216, option 2.

ADHD medication refills

If your child has not been reevaluated for symptoms pertaining to ADHD in the past 6 months, please schedule an ADHD follow up appointment with your child’s primary care provider by calling 1-800-404-4506, otherwise call (360) 475-4216, option 2 for a refill request.

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Important numbers

Washington Poison control: 1-800-222-1222

Pediatric clinic: 360-475-4216

Developmental Clinic: 360-475-4216, option 3


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