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Pediatrics

If your child should become sick or injured, Antelope Valley Hospital is prepared to meet your child’s special needs. Our pediatric unit is committed to offering specialized, compassionate, and family‑centered care for every child we serve.

AVH’s 22‑bed pediatric unit includes a parent lounge and a pediatric playroom. Specially trained pediatric nurses offer the highest quality nursing care to our younger patients.

Thanks to a partnership with UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, our local pediatricians work in concert with UCLA pediatric hospitalists who are available 24 hours a day. That means our young patients have receive the same high‑quality care found at world‑class medical centers right here in the Antelope Valley. It also gives us access to consultation services with UCLA subspecialists, expanding the range of medical issues we can treat.

Our pediatric team includes a child life specialist, a healthcare professional who is certified to work with children and their families in the hospital. Focusing on the emotional wellbeing of children, our child‑life specialist helps calm children’s fears and anxieties using age‑appropriate play therapy, stories, toys, games, music, art and imagination.

AVH is the only hospital in the area to be approved by the County of Los Angeles as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP), which means we are ready to treat infants, children and adolescents with serious illnesses or injuries at any time. Our nurses and physicians are trained in pediatric emergency medicine and have access to equipment specifically designed for children. Our Pediatric Unit also is certified by California Children’s Services.

For additional resources and information about UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, click here.