Kids don't come with instruction manuals. Fortunately, we're the next best thing.

Our children’s primary care providers see children from infancy through their teenage years. Whether you’re bringing in your child for a regular checkup or have questions on topics ranging from nutrition to sleep to behavior, you have access to kid-focused medical expertise backed by mid-Missouri’s most comprehensive children’s care team. And because we’ve taken steps to improve convenience and accessibility, you don’t have to rely on Google anymore.

Ever wondered the best way to treat a baby's fever? Or needed realistic ideas for limiting your youngster's screen time? Let our experts explain.

We know kids

We understand children are not just little adults — their bodies react differently to diseases, medicine and other challenges. Our physicians are specially trained to care for kids. We focus on giving them the care they need to feel better both mentally and physically.

We partner with parents, too, answering all your questions and concerns. We recognize that you play a valuable role in your child’s health. Together, we’ll help keep your child as healthy as possible.

Meet some of our doctors and learn why they love caring for kids.

We meet you where you are

We know families are busy, so we strive to ensure convenience. With pediatrics clinics at South Providence Medical Park, Fairview Road and Woodrail Centre — as well as Family Medicine clinics throughout Columbia and the surrounding area — we’re just a short distance from your home or workplace.

We're there when you need us most

Children don’t operate on a 9-5 schedule. That’s why we offer extended hours at South Providence Medical Park. Children 2 and older can be seen at any of our Mizzou Quick Care clinics, and kids of all ages can be seen at the Pediatric Urgent Care clinic at Children’s Hospital. Children’s Hospital also has the only pediatric emergency room in mid-Missouri. And the Same Day Sick Clinic at MU Pediatrics ensures your child will be seen even if his or her doctor doesn't have any availability that day.

Additionally, parents can directly message their child’s physician through our secure website to ask quick questions or request prescription refills.

We have the right connections

MU Health Care pediatricians are uniquely situated to provide the best possible care for your child. As part of an academic health care center, our physicians not only have access to the latest pediatrics research, they’re leading it.

And as part of the MU Health Care network, our pediatricians have close relationships with top specialists in other fields. Whatever your child’s need, our doctors work as a team to provide the best possible care to ensure the brightest possible future.