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R.I.V.E.R. Pediatric Clinic

R.I.V.E.R stands for Recognizing Illness Very Early and Responding. This means that we aim to address illnesses far before their onset, and what better way than to focus on children, adolescents, and teens!

We are an official UC Davis student-run clinic dedicated to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Our services reflect our preventative health goals for the Greater Sacramento community. This involves providing access to quality healthcare services including ACE screenings and trauma informed care.


What are ACEs?

ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. They are traumatic, stressful events that occur before the age of 18 that undermine a child's sense of safety, stability and bonding. Examples include experiences related to domestic violence, homelessness, divorced parents, substance abuse, etc. Long term effects can manifest into adulthood and are linked to chronic physical and mental health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and depression.


To learn more, please enjoy this introduction to ACEs by none other than our California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris!

Hallway Entrance

WellSpace Clinic

Hiram Johnson Community Health Center 3535 65th Street Bldg C, Sacramento CA 95820

(1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month; 9am-12pm)

We offer both appointments and walk-in appointments!
  • Pediatric primary care

  • Chronic Illness Monitoring

  • Health Supervision

  • Developmental Assessment

  • Mental Health Screening

  • Sports Physicals

Our Services

In addition to tackling ACEs, we also provide educational workshops relating to ACEs, Trauma Informed Care, nutrition, and exercise. We are currently holding mental health workshops at Mills Middle School. Through these workshops, we hope to establish healthy nutrition and exercise habits among our patients and their families. We also plan to provide free pediatric vaccinations and flu shots to our patients as well.

Our Services

Primary Care

Health supervision

Vaccinations (including Flu
and COVID)

Acute and chronic illness

Minor injuries

Assistance with finding a
medical home

Health Screenings & ACE Care

ACEs Aware

Mental Health Services

CAARE Center (Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation)

Activity-based workshops

10-Week elementary and high school programs

Resource Referrals & Education

Exercise & Nutrition

Family Support

Parent Resource Guides

Food Security


Medi-cal Enrollment

Patient Advocacy

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“Adverse Childhood Experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.”

Dr. Robert Black

Former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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