The Guilford County Department of Public Health provides many Child Health Services. Read on for more details and come back often to see new updates.
Community Alternatives Program for Children
To learn more, visit Home Visiting Services Information.
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHC)
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHC) are registered nurses who are Child Care Health Consultants (CCHC) with skills in public health, pediatric nursing and child care licensing requirements. The CCHC’s strive to promote the healthy development of children and the reduction of illnesses in the child care setting. Good health and development in the preschool population plays an important role in helping children enter school ready to learn. The consultants provide assistance and training to ensure a safe and healthy environment, early detection of developmental delays, infectious disease control measures, monitoring of immunizations as well as other relevant services.
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Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) is a program which provides formal case management to eligible children, birth to five years of age, at risk for or who have diagnosed special needs. Staff are registered nurses or social workers who provide access to needed preventive and specialized support services for children and their families through collaboration. The program is family-centered and family-driven and seeks to respond to the varying concerns of children and their families recognizing that:
- concerns of children and families change over time
- families are the constant in the lives of children
- families have expertise regarding their children
Children’s Dental Services
Broken teeth, cavities and gum infections are painful and can affect your child’s overall health even when it occurs in baby teeth. For a bright smile and a lifetime of good health, start taking care of your child’s teeth at an early age. Our dental clinic provides services such as exams, limited emergency visits, cleanings and sealants. We see children up to age 21 with Medicaid or NC Health Choice; children who have applied for Medicaid or NC Health Choice, but were declined, whose parents can pay a reduced fee at time of service; and pregnant women with a pink Medicaid card. Limited orthodontic services for patients with Medicaid only are available.
Children’s Health Education
Need health information, but don’t know where to start? Start with us. Our online library has a variety of child health fact sheets.
Guilford Family Connects offers nurse home visits to all deliveries throughout Guilford County. Nurse home visits provide support, education and early identification and referral of health & safety concerns. Nurses with advanced knowledge and experience in public heath, perinatal nursing and lactation support will conduct post-delivery visits with follow-up as needed. Interpreter assistance is provided to Spanish-speaking families, and for other languages on a more limited basis. Visits include a thorough physical assessment of mom and baby, psychosocial assessment of family and environment, referral and follow up of identified needs and educational counseling. Each family visited will receive an educational item and/or digital thermometer when available. GCDHHS follows the Family Connects evidence-based model for implementation of the activity.
The WIC Program provides quality nutrition services for women, infants, and children through nutrition counseling, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare. Learn more about WIC and find out if you may be eligible.