COLORADO PEDIATRIC CARE
We think differently about medicine. Kaiser Permanente Colorado pediatricians provide compassionate, innovative, and responsive care to children — from newborns to teenagers — in partnership with parents, so that our youngest members get the right care, when they need it, how they want it.
We also work closely with doctors at Children’s Hospital and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children so that even if your child needs highly specialized care in the hospital, our doctors are involved at every step in the process.
Approximate number of kids cared for in the Colorado region annually
Number of expert advice lines (for behavioral health, neurology, and more) available to our pediatricians
Number of specialties (genetics, radiology, child abuse, and more) available for virtual consultations
Our one-of-a-kind perinatal program brings care to the home
We support your child’s development from birth to adulthood
What we do
At Kaiser Permanente Colorado, you can take comfort in knowing that your child will receive world-class pediatric care from some of the most highly educated and experienced doctors available. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, which grades health care organizations on the quality of their care, ranked Kaiser Permanente Colorado the highest-performing plan in the state for:
- Asthma medication adherence, meaning our members are more likely to take their prescribed medication and have their asthma under control than non-Kaiser Permanente patients
- Counseling kids on nutrition, meaning that you and your child are more likely to have access to nutrition information and convenient support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist
- Chlamydia screenings for members aged 16-20
- Administering the vaccine that protects children and teens from meningitis, a serious and potentially fatal bacterial infection
We provide a full range of pediatric services for your child. From annual appointments like well-child visits, immunizations, and sports physicals, to treatment for serious illnesses and chronic conditions, such as asthma, autism and more. We also have child development specialists available to help parents of newborns to five-year-olds deal with everything from teething and temper tantrums to sleeping and potty training.
We appreciate that parents are busy, and you never know when you might need to seek care or medical advice for your child. That’s why we make it as easy as possible to connect with Kaiser Permanente providers through options such as same-day appointments, extended evening and weekend hours, online chat with a doctor, video visits, and 24/7 medical advice by phone.
Questions about your child’s health?
Our online Health Encyclopedia has information about infant and toddler health, children’s health, parenting, and many other health topics. If you just need to ask a question, message your child’s doctor via email or conduct a real-time, online chat with a Kaiser Permanente pediatrician at kp.org.
In addition to being at the forefront of groundbreaking medicine — bringing the most advanced tools and techniques to care — we’re also a leader in research related to everything from new treatments to creating better ways to communicate with patients. For instance, some of our recent studies found that:
- 82% of Kaiser Permanente women who had experienced postpartum depression and participated in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy had not experienced a relapse of their depression at six months postpartum vs. 50% of those who did not participate in the therapy
- Using social media and other communications channels — not just doctors’ visits — to provide information improved attitudes toward vaccinations in general
- Babies’ immune systems are not likely to be overloaded by the number of vaccinations they receive
Who we are
Our pediatric care team consists of:
- Pediatric physicians
- Perinatal nurse practitioners that deliver in-home services
- Child psychiatrists
- Asthma care coordinators
- Pediatric care coordinators
- Nurses, licensed practical nurses, and medical assistants
- And more
Search our Permanente doctors.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado doctors believe that the best care is connected and coordinated. We routinely consult with each other across specialties to ensure that your child gets the best care possible. We do this through your child’s electronic medical record, as well as advice lines that give our pediatricians instant access to their peers in specialties ranging from behavioral health and dermatology, to genetics and radiology. This helps us ensure that your child gets consistent care no matter where he or she is seen.
Your child’s health journey begins before birth with our Maternity Care doctors. If your child is born preterm or under weight, you can be confident that our Infant and Newborn Care doctors are also with you and your child every step of the way.
The way we practice medicine at Kaiser Permanente gives us the freedom to focus on care, rather than running a business. We are free to practice medicine the way it is supposed to be practiced — with a focus on providing expert, compassionate care to you.
Every member of your care team is here to support you through your journey. When you have excellent doctors, truly connected care teams, advanced technology, and the right partners, you can expect great results.
Each year, Kaiser Permanente doctors are recognized as top doctors by their peers and publications such as 5280 magazine. Some have joined us from top-ranked academic training programs and successful private practices. Others have been honored for their invaluable contributions to medical advancements and new surgical techniques that help patients heal quickly and with less pain.
Our hospital partners have a track record of success and are often recognized as regional or national centers of excellence for their specialties. We also partner with national organizations, contributing to large, cutting-edge, research projects.