Pediatric Health – Services For Children
Caring for the children of our community
Ellis Medicine provides care for infants, children and adolescents both in the hospital and at several outpatient locations.
Ellis Medicine provides inpatient care for children and adolescents (ages 28 days through 18 years) on a dedicated pediatric unit in the C-wing, 5th floor of Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. The Pediatric Unit is staffed 24 hours a day by a pediatrician and by nurses who are specially trained in pediatric medicine. The team includes a nurse educator who provides parents and families with the information, support and guidance they need during their child’s time at the hospital. The Pediatric unit has a specialized security system and features a play room with game systems, books, toys, a television and a DVD library.
Outpatient Pediatric Care
At Ellis Pediatric Care (located at the Ellis Health Center, 624 McClellan Street, Schenectady), our board certified pediatricians lead a highly trained team of clinicians who specialize in caring for children.
From annual check-ups, immunizations and sick visits, to the concerns that come with growth and development, our team provides comprehensive care for your child. Ellis Pediatric Care follows a medical home model of care. That means they're the first place you can turn whenever you need help or have questions - whether you have concerns about your child's physical or emotional health, need guidance if your child is having difficulties at school or need assistance with community and public health services that impact your child's well being. For an appointment call 518.347.5113. For more information click here.
Other Infant and Adolescent Programs
Primary Care - Ellis provides outpatient primary care for infants, children and adolescents at several outpatient offices located in Schenectady, Glenville, Latham and Clifton Park.
Neonatal Care - Our level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bellevue Woman's Center is one of only three in Northeastern New York that provides these specialized services for infants in need of non-surgical medical intervention and care.
Adolescent mental health services - Ellis Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient mental health programs. Patients are safely cared for by a highly trained team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreation therapists and therapy aides.
Diabetes education and support - Ellis Diabetes Care offers an ongoing support group, called The Sugar Free Gang, which provides education, support and activities for children with diabetes and their parents. We also offer an annual summer camp for children with diabetes which provides campers with an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment.
For more information about pediatric services at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.347.5113.