Services for Women & Children
Women's Preventive Health:
Women of childbearing years receive physical exam including pap smear along with various laboratory tests . Education and counseling regarding contraception are offered upon request.
Child Health Program
The Child Health Program provides an opportunity for improved health status of children from birth to age 21. A variety of services is offered including complete physical exams along with hearing and vision screening, urinalysis, hemoglobin, height and weight measurement, assessment of immunization status, and educational information. Physicals for school and sports are also available. Appointments for sick visits are also available.
Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC)
The Clay County Health Department Child Care Health Consultant provides teacher training and education regarding health and disease prevention for children, providers and families participating through their child care center. This includes sanitation, communicable and contagious diseases, health assessment, immunization tracking assistance and information, and services for children with special needs. An additional component provides support of best practices in child care policies and procedures by offering educational opportunities, followed with examples of best practices. This provides the child care staff with the most current guidelines to update and maintain their existing policy and procedure manuals.
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
The goal of CC4C is to improve your child’s care by linking you to services that will meet the specific needs of your child and family.
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) is a program offered at no charge for children birth to 5 years of age who:
Have long-term medical conditions and/or
are dealing with challenging levels os stress; and/or
are referred by the child’s doctor
When the care manager receives a referral, they will talk with you to determine whether your child and family could benefit from CC4C services.
Your CC4C Care Manager recognizes YOU as the expert on your child.
Links For More Information:
For more information on Child Health Services please contact:
Clarissa Rogers, RN
For more information on CCHC and CC4C please contact:
Laurel Marshall, RN
Phone (828) 389-8052
Fax (828) 389-8533
Dental Varnish Project
“Into the Mouths of Babes” provides an initial and follow-up oral screening as well as dental health education, and a fluoride varnish application to all children under 3 who have Medicaid or Health Choice coverage. The goal of this program is to reduce early dental caries (cavities and tooth decay) during early childhood.