LLU Children's Hospital clinics, support groups, and special service

Clinics, support groups, and special services

*Pediatric multi-specialty clinics

Broncho pulmonary dysplasia (BPD) clinic: (909) 558-2301
Cranio facial clinic: (909) 558-2353
Diabetes clinic: (909) 558-2057
Gastrointestinal clinic: (909) 558-2324
Hemophilia/sickle cell disease clinic: (909) 558-2672
Muscular dystrophy clinic: (714) 550-0161
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) follow-up clinic: (909) 558-2303
Pulmonary clinic: (909) 799-3301
Renal failure/continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) clinic: (909) 799-2324
Rheumatology clinic: (909) 558-2860
Spina bifida clinic: (909) 558-2313

*Support groups and special services

Child protection team, a multidisciplinary group of professionals based at Loma Linda University Medical Center, is organized to review cases of suspected child abuse referred to it for consultation. Contact (909) 558-8279 for more information.

Children's Assessment Center is a one-stop center where victims of child sexual abuse can be forensically interviewed, medically examined, and referred for treatment. The Center receives referrals from Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and the Family Court Review Committee. The Children's Assessment Center is a public-private partnership between Loma Linda University Medical Center and San Bernardino County Department of Public Social Services. Contact (909) 478-3709 for more information.

Loma Linda University physician referral staff will assist you with finding the right Loma Linda physician or department that will best suit your needs. Your children deserve to see pediatricians and pediatric specialists. During regular business hours (Pacific Standard Time) call (909) 558-4011 or fax your request to (909) 799-6013. Physician referral form

Teen Connection, a support/activity group for teenagers (age 11+) with cancer and blood diseases, is governed by and for teens to promote positive attitudes and adaptation to their diseases. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact (909) 558-4000, extension 81829 for more information.

Klasses 4 Kidz is an educational program for school-age children with cancer and blood disease. This group provides illness-related information at age-appropriate levels with hands-on activities. Klasses 4 Kidz meets the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact (909) 558-4000, extension 81829 for more information.

Adolescent trauma prevention outreach program is for adolescents between 7th grade and 18 years of age who are interested in working together to create ways to make our community a better place. This group meets the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 1830 of the Children's Hospital. Contact (909) 558-4704.

"Smile for Miles" support group for the cranio facial clinic meets the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at LLUMC room A605B. Call (909) 558-4315 for more information.

Spina Bifida Association of the Inland Empire meets the second Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Loma Linda faculty medical offices in the atrium. Call (909) 929-0520 for more information.

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inland Empire chapter. Call (714) 550-0161 for more information. (Not associated with LLUCH)

Grief recovery groups are sponsored by Chaplain Services. New adult groups begin the first Monday of January, April, July, and October for seven weeks (child and teen groups begin one week later.) Supporting grieving persons in the process of moving from pain to healing is the goal of grief recovery.

There are many other community support groups in the Inland Empire area. Contact the unit social worker for more information. Call (909) 558-4315. See also, Camp Good Grief and bereavement programs.

Head Smart bicycle helmet program, an ongoing effort to protect cyclists, offers bicycle helmets to the community for only $10.00. Come to room 8700G at the Medical Center, Monday through Friday or call (909) 558-4704 for more information.

The Pet Enrichment Therapy (P.E.T.) program recognizes the therapeutic value of canine visits to rehabilitate patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. The P.E.T. Program is coordinated by the volunteer office. The volunteers and animals are specially trained. Patients are screened and must have physician approval and written consent from the parents prior to the first visit. Call (909) 478-8022 for more information.

Diabetes education at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is a service to help children and families learn to manage and live with this disease. Diabetes educators attempt to visit all diabetic patients during their stay in the Children's Hospital and are available to meet with outpatients as well. If you would like to see a diabetes educator or desire more information about the service, ask your nurse to request a visit or contact (909) 558-4424.

The Behavioral Medicine Center is designed to provide an integrated system of psychiatric and chemical dependency recovery services that are sensitive to the individual needs of each person. For more information on inpatient or outpatient services, call (909) 793-9333.

Total Care Birth Center (TCBC) is a comprehensive center for obstetrics and infant care. Families who choose Loma Linda for their care experience the highest possible level of personal attention throughout the woman's pregnancy. You can be assured that if any complications arise for either mother or baby, TCBC offers a medical specialist prepared to handle any crisis. TCBC patients can participate in physical fitness programs for expectant mothers, preparation for childbirth courses, breast-feeding classes, a newborn care class, and infant-child CPR classes. For more information call (909) 558-4408.

The Cancer Center staff provides patients with the most advanced techniques in evaluating and fighting cancer, including the world's first proton-beam accelerator designed for cancer treatment. The Cancer Institute staff also includes a number of social workers and counselors who help patients and families cope with the struggle of dealing with cancer. Loma Linda physicians and nurses are trusted experts in fighting cancer--both because they are on the leading edge in cancer research, and because they have considerable experience, seeing over 1,700 new and 9,200 follow-up patients each year. For more information call (909) 558-3391.

The Center for Health Promotion (CHP) at Loma Linda University believes the best medicine is not battling disease, but rather preventing disease and illness. The CHP offers a number of health and preventive medicine programs to the public. These include programs and services in weight management, nutrition and cooking, health and risk evaluation, smoking cessation, stress management, addiction recovery, and an international travelers' clinic. For more information please call (909) 558-4496.

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