9802 Stockdale Hwy Ste. 103
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone: (661) 663-4444

Phone Lines Open at 7:30am M-F 
Answering Service is Available 24/7

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Welcome To Our Practice!

We are pleased that you have chosen Southwest Pediatrics to be your child’s primary care provider. We would like to take a moment to explain our responsibilities as your child’s medical home to ensure what you can expect us to deliver will be the best health care possible.

Southwest Pediatrics specializes in the healthcare of children from 0-17 years of age. As your primary care provider we will learn about your child, your family, life situation, and health goals and preferences.  We will recall your health history when you seek care and will suggest treatments that would best benefit your child. Services include:
  • Find appropriate behavioral help as needed (including specialists, support groups etc.);
  • Coordinating your child’s care across multiple settings by maintain close affiliations with a variety of pediatric specialists and hospitals and urgent cares to refer for any special needs;
  • Take care of any short-term illness, long-term chronic disease, and your child's all around well-being;
  • Keep you or your child up-to-date on all vaccines and preventative screening tests;
  • Respond promptly to you, and your calls for any questions or feeling you have;
  • Send your child's prescriptions electronically directly to your pharmacy using e-prescribe so that you do not have to take it there yourself. 
  • Notify you of test results in a timely manner; and
  • Provide you access to evident based care, patient/family education and  self-management tools. Refer to the MEDICAL INFORMATION tab on the left.
Our office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Patients are seen by scheduled appointments, and same day appointments will be available for acute needs. We also offer extended after hours care for same day acute needs. To see available extended after hours click here.

Clinical advice is available both during and after office hours by calling our main office phone number 661-663-4444. Southwest Pediatrics’ staff is trained to triage your call from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Should need clinical advice after hours that cannot wait until the next work day, an answering service will direct you to the appropriated “on call” provider.

To be an effective medical home, it is important that you know you are a full partner with us in your care. As our patient’s parent or caregiver we trust that you will provide us with a complete medical history and inform us if your child obtained care outside of the practice.  To obtain all previous records you or your child may have, we will need you complete New Patient Forms including Medical Record Release Form to bring in at your first visit.  Should you have any questions about this process, please contact Amy, our Office Manager, at amoore@swpediatrics.com or 661-663-4444.

As a partner in your medical home, some responsibilities as the patient’s parent or caregiver include:
  • Keep scheduled appointments or call to reschedule as early as possible.  Scheduled visits cancelled in under 24 hours or "no-shows" will incur a $20.00 fee;
  • Come to each visit with updates on medications, dietary supplements, or remedies you are using, and any questions that you may have;
  • Take medications, as prescribed;
  • Work with us to develop and follow a plan that is best for your child’s health, and discuss them fully with our staff of any obstacles in fulfilling any plans;
  • Agree that all providers in our healthcare team will receive all information related to your healthcare;
  • Contact us, after hours, only if your issue cannot wait until the next work day;
  • Learn about your health insurance coverage either from your insurer, or, if you have additional questions about billing, you can contact our billing manager at 661-735-3911 or via e-mail at lreyes@swpediatrics.com; and 
  • Give us feedback to help us improve our care for you. 
At Southwest Pediatrics, our mission is to provide comprehensive care to your children in a most compassionate way. Here your child is the most important person. Our Physicians and staff are professional and caring, while being competent so your child gets the best possible care. We strive to provide state- of the art care by continuously updating knowledge and technology. Welcome to Southwest Pediatrics and thank you for choosing us for your child’s medical home. 

Is Your Child Sick?TM

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Poison Control: 800-876-4766