Children's Health Service Complex Care

Children's Complex Care


Services Offered

Our goal is to improve the lives of children living with, or at risk for, chronic health conditions through the following ways:

  • Provide detailed developmental, feeding and nutritional, educational, equipment, and care coordination evaluations with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Recommend a diagnostic workup according to the American Academy of Pediatrics standard of care.
  • Care for the effects of chronic health conditions using medication, therapy, nutrition, and/or equipment services.
  • Refer to appropriate medical and community resources, when needed.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance and complex disease home management education to patients and caregivers.
  • Provide care coordination of outpatient and community resources.

Service Settings

  • We provide outpatient services in two locations (Galveston and Bay Colony) either through a one-time consultation or an ongoing care model.
  • We can assist with medical needs while hospitalized through inpatient consulting services.

Discharge from the Pediatric Complex Care Program

  • Once a patient’s medical needs have stabilized, the family and Complex Care Team can discuss the full transition of medical services back to the child’s PCP.
  • Patients will be transitioned from our general clinic services by age 21. Adults with mobility equipment needs may still access clinic for those services only with the expectation all other medical management will be provided by their PCP.
  • Children should keep regular well-child checks and as-needed sick visits with their PCP while enrolled with the Pediatric Complex Care Program.


FOR QUESTIONS or to schedule an appointment, Please CALL 409-772-2331


400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi East. This location provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.
In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;HOURS are subject to change during COVID-19 surges
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases