Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opened its first outpatient clinic in the San Fernando Valley on Monday.
The 5363 Balboa Blvd. center in Encino spans 3,000 square feet and has seven exam rooms staffed by doctors from the Hollywood non-profit hospital.
It also will serve children from the Conejo Valley and nearby parts of Los Angeles, including Bel-Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, said Robert Adler, chief medical officer at the hospital’s Pediatric Network.
The non-profit Hollywood hospital treated 19,351 children from the San Fernando Valley area in the one-year period ended last July, accounting for more than 100,000 doctor visits.
“With the opening of this outpatient center in the heart of Encino, CHLA will be able to provide San Fernando Valley families with the right pediatric care in the right place at the right time,” Adler said in a statement.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked the best pediatric hospital in California and among the top five in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
It has a teaching affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. In addition to Encino, the hospital has outpatient centers in Valencia, Arcadia, Santa Monica and Torrance.