4750 Waters Ave Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31404
About Pediatric Multispecialty Clinic
The Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah Pediatric Multispecialty Clinic provides medical care for pediatric patients 18 years old and younger. Our services include:
- Gulfstream Children's Wellness Program
- Cancer and bleeding disorders care
- Neonatal developmental care
To learn more about outpatient pediatric cancer care provided at the Pediatric Multispecialty Clinic, please contact our hematology and oncology department at (912) 350-5646.
Gulfstream Children's Wellness Program
Our wellness program addresses childhood weight problems, including being overweight or obese. These two terms are defined by a person's body mass index (BMI).
Our goal is to improve your child's long-term health by helping them lose excess weight. We want your child to learn how to maintain a healthy weight as they enter adulthood. Our wellness program can help with weight-related conditions, such as pre-diabetes or liver problems, to improve their overall health.
For more information about our weight management program, please call (912) 350-6600. Please speak with your doctor for a referral to our program.
Our wellness program helps prevent and treat obesity in children and adolescents. Your family will meet regularly with our team to develop and implement the care plan for your child. Our dietitians involve the whole family and services may include:
- Child-specific health goals
- Exercise goals
- Family-focused healthy lifestyle choices
- Grocery shopping
- Meal planning and preparation
Specialized wellness programs
Our children’s wellness team is passionate about preventing childhood obesity and teaching healthy weight management practices. We want to reach as many families as we can, which is why we provide the following programs.
School nutrition program
Our registered dietitians teach school cafeteria workers how to implement the values of smart food choices and create a healthier environment in the lunchroom. Simple changes such as asking, “Would you like broccoli or carrots today?” instead of, “Would you like a vegetable today?” can make a difference.
We also visit classrooms to share ideas for healthy snacking and exercise. We work with school nurses and teachers to share ideas for healthier school celebrations and smart food choices.
Culinary Medicine Program
Our children's hospital's culinary medicine program combines the science of nutritional benefits with hands-on education. Our program provides the expertise of a registered dietitian and a child life specialist.
During the program, families get to taste, prepare and learn about healthy food choices. We are proud to participate in The Charlie Cart Project, which emphasizes the importance of nutritional education. Our facility is equipped with its own Charlie Cart mobile kitchen.
Using cooking equipment, lesson plans and fun recipes, we help families learn how to prepare and cook healthy recipes under the supervision of our wellness team.
We are happy to provide presentations at health fairs and community events about how to make smart food choices. To request a presentation at your school, ask us to join your event or have us provide further education, contact us at (912) 350-6600 or email Children's Wellness.
Neonatal developmental care
Your child’s growth and development are important to us. If your baby was born prematurely or was sick at birth, they are at a higher risk for developmental delays. It may take longer for your child to sit, stand, walk, talk, play or reach other milestones.
Developmental delays can be influenced by:
- Heart disease
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Intraventricular hemorrhage
- Low birth weight
- Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
- Premature birth weight
In our neonatal development care clinic, we monitor your child’s development closely. If delays are found, we’ll refer your child for additional care. Finding and treating the problem early may help your child catch up with their peers.
Your baby may be referred for:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech language therapy
- Support programs
- Community services