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Pediatrics at RUMC

Richmond University Medical Center places a high priority on providing quality pediatric care services. As a recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for patient safety and quality, we care for children from birth through adolescence.

Caring for children has always ranked as one of our top priorities, and our pediatricians deliver the highest level of care to children from birth through adolescence.

Our pediatrics department is housed within our Center for Women & Children’s Health, where we provide inpatient, outpatient, and urgent care for children. Our acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is also available for treating infants with special needs.

Newborn Services

With 40 bassinets, we care for 3,900 newborns annually. There are approximately 600 annual admissions to our highly acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and we register a survival rate of 997.2 out of 1,000 births, saving babies weighing as little as 1.5 pounds.

Inpatient Services

Our 27-bed Pediatric Unit admits over 2,000 patients annually. Our staff consists of experts in treating children with congenital or chronic conditions. Our services include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which provides on-site surgery, endocrinology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, and nephrology subspecialty services.

Ambulatory Pediatric Services 

*800 Castleton Avenue

Our pediatric ambulatory services focus on providing our patients with continuity of care, including growth and development, disease prevention, and health promotion. We have over 10,000 patient visits annually and have many pediatricians on staff that have been included on New York Magazine’s list of New York’s Best Doctors. Some of our recognized physicians include Dr. Francisca Velcek (pediatric surgery), Dr. Larisa Rusyn (pediatric endocrinology).

Our subspecialty services include:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Surgical

Urgent Care for Children

*800 Castleton Avenue

The pediatric clinic, located at 800 Castleton Avenue (corner of Davis Avenue) provides walk-ins during normal business hours for routine illnesses such as earaches, colds, and sprains. Routine well visits, vaccines, and sub-specialists require an appointment . All other acute illnesses should go directly to the emergency room at RUMC. 

How to Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or to find out more information, please call (718)-818-4570. We provide care to insured and uninsured patients. We accept many commercial and managed care insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. We also offer a Financial Assistance Program, which provides income-based discounts to individuals who qualify. We are also happy to help you apply for free or low-cost insurance if you are eligible.