The Child Wellness Clinic sees children ages 2 to 11 years.

We help your family learn lifestyle changes to help reduce the health risks related to excessive weight gain in your child. This unique program offers a team approach to support your family in improving your child’s long-term health and quality of life.

We look at the medical, nutritional, social, physical and emotional aspects of weight gain in your child. We recognize the importance of a family approach and that each family is different. We will learn about your goals and needs and work with you to meet them.

Conditions We Treat

Our clinic evaluates children who: 

  • Have concerns about being overweight
  • Are overweight (have a body mass index [BMI] between the 85th and 95th percentiles and have other associated conditions)
  • Are obese (have a BMI greater than the 95th percentile)

Services We Provide

We offer individual visits and group classes on nutrition, family meals, emotional well-being and family physical activity.

  • Our clinic visits offer support and education for making changes toward a healthy lifestyle. You and your child have an initial visit with a clinician and a clinical dietitian, who will work with you to determine the best fit in our program for your child at this time. Your child may be referred to a behavior change specialist and an activity specialist if needed. We would like to see your child for approximately 1 to 2 clinic visits a month for 6 months.

  • We may also recommend that you participate in our parent group classes when they are available.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.