General Pediatrics

The General Pediatrics department at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides compassionate and sensitive medical care to children from birth through young adulthood.

We emphasize wellness, prevention and acute care with a personalized approach that takes into account all the physical, emotional and social factors affecting your child’s health.

Vaccines can save lives

Vaccinating children and young adults may be the most important thing you can do to protect your child’s health.

We firmly believe in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines to prevent serious illness and save lives. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) immunization guidelines.

It's important to get information about vaccines from trustworthy websites that will give you accurate and up-to-date information. In addition to our website, here are two we recommend:

New Hampshire vaccine registry

The New Hampshire Immunization Information System (NHIIS) is a web-based system that maintains vaccination information for people of all ages in a confidential and secure manner.

It allows you to access your child's vaccine information and ensures your clinical team has access to the correct information regardless of where your child received the vaccine.

At your child's next pediatric appointment, we will:

  • Provide you with more information about the vaccine registry
  • Discuss your child's participation in the registry

Services and locations

We perform health exams to make sure that your child is growing well, and provide preventive care such as immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings. Our care extends to health, behavioral and developmental concerns.

Our wide range of services and programs are designed to meet your child's health care needs in these locations: