Our team of doctors, nurses, and specialists care for your child from birth to 18 years of age.
- Pediatric primary care
- Adolescent primary care
- Pediatric psychiatry, counseling, and play therapy
- Case management for social needs
- Immunizations and well-child visits
- Rapid point-of-care testing for RSV, flu, strep, and COVID-19
- Nutrition and obesity counseling
- Onsite x-ray, lab, and pharmacy
- Urgent appointments for children experiencing illness or injury
Dr. Steven Shane, pediatrician and obesity expert
Dr. Steven Shane, a pediatrician at Northern Nevada HOPES (HOPES), is the only pediatrician in northern Nevada board certified in obesity medicine. If your child is having trouble with weight and staying healthy, HOPES can lend a hand. Dr. Shane and our dietitian can work with you and your family to help you reach your health goals.
paying for care
HOPES takes most insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. HOPES also cares for uninsured patients. If you don’t have insurance, we use a sliding fee scale which adjusts cost based on what you can afford to pay. Our team meets with all new patients to make sure they can get the care they need.
Mental health care for young patients
HOPES behaviroal health specialists include pediatric and adolescent therapists and a pediatric psychiatrist. Telehealth and in-person appointments are available.
Families Talking Together
Families Talking Together (FTT) is an evidence-based program designed to help parents talk to their teenagers about the challenging topic of teen sexual behavior with the goal of delaying sexual activity. Families Talking Together is categorized as an effective program by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The program is delivered by a trained facilitator who educates parents about teenage sexual issues and gives them tools to engage their teenagers in conversation regarding sexual health.
Every family is different, therefore FTT is delivered in many ways to meet the needs and values of families. Interventions are conducted in an hour-long, 1:1, group, or individual settings.
Seventeen Days is an evidence-based interactive film designed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Risk Perception and Communication to teach adolescents about healthy relationships, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections by presenting scenarios where teens face decision-making situations.
Meant to build upon what is learned during the Sexual Health and Responsibility Education (SHARE) program some students may have already taken, Seventeen Days helps dispel myths and address any other questions. The film allows the participant to choose how they would respond in hypothetical situations through the use of “cognitive rehearsal.” The program is introduced by a trained facilitator who begins the interactive film and answers any questions participants may have following the viewing. Seventeen Days can be delivered in an individual 1-1 setting or a group setting.
If you have any questions about the program or would like to schedule an individual or group session, contact either of our program facilitators by clicking the button below.