These child health services involve the belief that every child, whenever possible, lives and grows up in a family unit with love and security in healty surroundings, receives adequate nourishment, healthy supervision and efficient medical attention and is taught the elements of healthy living.
These clinics are State funded by The Ohio Department of Health. The sessions are usually attended by well children between the ages of six weeks and 21 years of age whose families are not able to afford the type of ongoing health supervision and care that assures a good start toward becoming a healthy productive citizen.
However, anyone may attend these clinics regardless of income. In addition to a physician, a social worker and public health nurses are present in order to assure comprehensive care. Services include the identification of health problems as early as possible with thorough history taking, physical examination, assessments and testing, early and continual health guidance relating to all aspects of growth, development, nutrition and the administration of immunizations. Immunizations are administered according to recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health.
Immunizations include those that protect against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (lockjaw), measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), polio, hepatitis B, varicella (chicken pox), and meningitis. Lead tests and tuberculin screening tests are also administered. The nursing staff provides information and educational presentations regarding immunizations to teachers, parent groups, health fairs, schools and community groups who request this information.
Well Child clinics are on Wednesdays from 8:30-11 AM, appointment only made with the Nursing Division at 330-743-3333 ext. 251.