Child Health Services

Well Child/EPSDT Screenings

(Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment)

What will happen at the checkup:

  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Lab Tests (as needed)
  • Immunizations
  • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Development/Behavioral Screening (as needed)
  • Advice on how to keep your child healthy
Child Immunizations

Are you and your children up to date on your immunizations?

We provide all of the childhood immunizations required for school as well as many immunizations that are recommended for adults.

 

http://tennessee.gov/health/section/immunization-program

 

Safe Sleep

ABC's of safe sleep

Did you know that babies should sleep Alone, on their Back, and in a Crib ?

Always place babies on their backs to sleep at night and at nap time.  Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Babies should always sleep in a crib.  The safest place for a baby is in the same room as the parents but alone in a seperate sleep area.

Keep loose objects, soft toys, and bedding out of the baby's sleep area.  Do not use pillows and blankets in a baby's sleeping area.  A baby should sleep in a crib with only a tight fitting sheet.

Avoid lettting your baby overheat during the night.  A baby should be dressed lightly for sleep.  Set room temp in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.

Do not use crib bumpers.  These do not reduce injuries and can cause suffocation.

Avoid smoking.  Both maternal smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke after birth should be avoided.

 

See more at:  http://tennessee.gov/health/article/safe-sleep-tips#sthash.i80zBzel.dpuf

 

 

Breast Feeding Promotions

Did you know breastfeeding provides complete nutrition for your child?

Our peer counselor is available daily for consultation and also offers breastfeeding education and mentoring to new mothers.

Breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first six months of life and is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS.