UCSF Expands Full-Service Children’s Health Care in Walnut Creek

Benioff Hospitals Double Patient Capacity in Contra Costa Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, Increasing East Bay Access to Children’s Specialty Care

By Lorna Fernandes

Lobby at Benioff Children's Hospital Walnut Creek Outpatient Center. Green and blue chairs are in the middle of the loby, with a blue and white wall behind a reception desk.
Lobby at the Walnut Creek Outpatient Center. Image by Andrea Rowe

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are increasing services in the East Bay, doubling the patient capacity in a newly expanded and renovated Walnut Creek Outpatient Center. The new clinic space, which reopens later this month in the Shadelands Business Park, will offer diagnostic and surgical procedures and services specially dedicated to children, in Contra Costa County’s only full-service pediatric outpatient medical center.

With colorful murals and playful watercolor art in halls and patient rooms, the 42,000 square-foot Center provides both comfort and care. The expansion features 12 new clinical exam rooms and 6 private infusion and procedural rooms with the capacity to serve twice as many patients in more than 20 diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties.

An examination room at the Benioff Children's Hospital Walnut Creek Outpatient center. A bed is in the center, with a computer to the right
Examination room. Image by Andrea Rowe
Orthopaedics wing of the Benioff Children's Hospital Walnut Creek Outpatient Center. A hallway leading to exam rooms. To the right is decorative wall art of a monkey and quetzal bird.
Orthopaedic wing of the center. Image by Andrea Rowe

The facility will offer expanded services in pediatric cardiology, ear nose and throat, and orthopedic care, among others, providing access to some of the nation’s top pediatric care for both common and rare conditions. As part of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals network, it will also connect families directly to subspecialists when the need arises.

The Walnut Creek Outpatient Center will house additional private hematology/oncology infusion rooms that are large enough to accommodate families who accompany patients for the sometimes-lengthy treatments. It also will double access to phlebotomy services to better accommodate increasing volume, and offer a new Eating Disorders Clinic, among other new services.

Built in 2008, the BCH Walnut Creek facility offers direct access to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals pediatric specialists, who partner with families to address the unique health needs of their children and adolescents.

External shot of the Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Walnut Creek Outpatient Center. Image by Andrea Rowe

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among the nation’s leading pediatric specialty hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. Their expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, as well as the care of critically ill newborns. The two campuses in San Francisco and Oakland are known worldwide for basic and clinical research and are at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing pediatric disease. They are part of UCSF Health, whose adult hospital ranks among the top 10 medical centers nationwide and serves as the teaching hospital for the University of California, San Francisco, a national leader in biomedical research and graduate-level health/sciences education.