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Child Health Services

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 our Home Visiting Services Information.

Child Care Nursing consists of 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 trainings to ensure a safe and healthy environment, early detection of developmental delays, infectious disease control measures, monitoring of immunizations, dental and vision screenings, as well as other relevant services. 

Child Care/Preschool Dental services are provided by a Dental Hygienist in child care centers and child care homes. To learn more click here.

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

Click here for more information on the CC4C program.  

Community Transition Coordinator (CTC) is a registered nurse who screens all children born at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro and all pediatric admissions to Moses Cone Health Systems to identify children birth to age five who are at risk for developmental delays or have diagnosed delays or chronic illnesses. The CTC then assists in the transition from hospital to home by referring to the Child Service Coordination Program and other community agencies to obtain resources, case management and/or early intervention services. Children born at High Point Regional Hospital receive this identification and referral service by a Maternity Care Coordination Supervisor if needed.

Child Health Refugee Health Services for refugee children, birth to age 20.

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.

Click on Children’s Dental Services for more information.

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.  Click here to access the library.      

Health Check/Health Choice  Finding free or low cost health insurance for your children just got easier! NC Health Check and NC Health Choice can pay for many services.  To find out if your child might qualify or for more details, visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance website or call the NC Family Health Resource Line at 1-800-367-2229. 

Newborn Home Visit. To learn more, visit our Home Visiting Services Information.

WIC. The WIC Program provides quality nutrition services for women, infants, and children through nutrition counseling, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare. To learn more about WIC and find out if you may be eligibile, Click_here.

Updated March 26, 2012