Community Links

Hospitals:

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Home page of Rady Children’s Hospital. Patient information, specialty contacts, directions and health education articles are available.  They also have URGENT CARE FACILITIES open throughout the County at varying hours.  Click here for a flyer with urgent care locations and services available around the county.  (Escondido, Oceanside, Vista and UTC locations for our North County patients).

Scripps Encinitas Hospital
Link for directions and information about Scripps Encinitas Hospital.  We are on staff here for normal newborn care.  The lactation consultants from the hospital have a weekly free lactation support group on Fridays at 1 pm.  Call 760-633-7850 for information and location.

Scripps Memorial La Jolla Hospital
Link for directions and information about Scripps La Jolla hospital.  We are on staff here for normal newborn care.

Other Local Resources and Support:

Autism Resource Guide
A 61 page document compiled by Rady Children’s Hospital with all the local resources and information about autism.  Everything about products, referrals, books, journals, support groups, websites and more!

Baby Safe Homes
Professional Baby Proofing Tailored to your needs.  No running back and forth to the store, to damaging your banisters or cabinets, no wondering if a product will work on not.  They offer FREE in-home consultations with same day installation service.

Cecily’s Closet
Cecily’s Closet is a San Diego based non-profit created in collaboration with local designers, agencies, businesses, friends and family, to provide children with special needs clothes, toys and sweet dream room makeovers.

Children’s Care Connection (C3 Program)
Children’s Hospital offers FREE developmental screening (for children 18 months to 3 years) and numerous FREE parenting classes (topics for children 0-5 years of age). Check out their website to learn about their services and to learn more about normal development patterns in children. Call (877) 8C3-KIDS for more information.

Healthy Chats
Healthy Chats with Dr. Chrystal deFreitas is a pediatrician and mother who provides seminars for mothers and daughters (ages 9-11) on the topic of puberty and conception. See her calendar of upcoming events in the community or book her with your group to provide this important information.

Indigo Village
Parenting classes with Susie Walton, Redirecting Children’s Behavior

Kids Korps USA
Kids Korps USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth volunteer organization that engages young people, ages 5 through 18, in community service. They provide hands-on service to national and local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, women’s resource centers, homeless shelters, children’s hospitals, senior centers, and environmental projects.

Kids’ Turn San Diego
Offering support for the children suffering from divorce or separation. Classes and locations throughout San Diego.

National Children’s Study
The National Children’s Study is looking at how children’s health is affected by many factors in their environment.  These factors include a child’s family health history and genetics, as well as their external environment like  air, water,  and soil.  Call (877) 706-2773 or click the link for more information on how you can particpate.

North Coast Health Center
For a directory of offices and campus layout of the complex, see this website.

Nurturing Solutions
Nurturing Solutions is a family consultation practice with Marla Flores to create behavioral transformation in “intense” children. Classes and private consultations are available.

Parent Line
Dr. Vesna Radojevic (known as “Dr. Rad”) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Orange County and Carlsbad and has been affiliated with Southern Orange County Pediatrics.  She implemented a complimentary Parent Line for their practice.  This service helps parents with their child’s behavioral problems with a simple phone call. She currently offers this service on Fridays between noon and 1:30 pm by calling (760) 438-6890.  Click here to view the flyer and the list of common behaviorial concerns she can address.

Postpartum Health Alliance
Take the Postpartum Depression self-assessment here and find out about local resources for postpartum depression.

Special Needs Resources in San Diego
Resources for families with children with special needs in San Diego

Sleep Training Baby
Tracy Hanson is a doula and lactation educator and she is interested in helping parents help their babies sleep through the night.  She is available for phone consultations.

Strides Physical Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapists Wendi McKenna and Rachel Griffin offer their Tummy to Play Everyday workshops to learn about infant development and how to practice tummy time.  These workshops have been very valuable for new parents and for babies with flattening of their heads or tight neck muscles (torticollis).  See their Move Play Grow website for tips on tummy time.

Stroller Strides
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes Power Walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Taught by nationally certified instructors, it’s a great workout for any level of exerciser.