Child Health

2608825305_f137169704_q  Duplin County Health Department provides well child physicals and sick visits by appointment for children birth through 18 years of age Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Private insurance, Medicaid and  Health Choice accepted. Services are provided  to those without insurance on a sliding fee based on income. Please bring your medical insurance card or income documents so that fees can be determined.

Services                                                                                     

  1. Infant care (well and sick)
  2. Children and Adolescents (well and sick)
  3. Sports, school and day care physicals
  4. Immunizations- bring your child’s record
  5. Hearing and vision screening
  6. Developmental screening
  7. Sickle cell testing and referral
  8. Lead testing- children up to six years of age
  9. Dental varnish – 6 months to 3 1/2 years
  10. Parent and child education

16348204755_c510f62026_m “Kids on Track” Pediatric Healthy Weight clinic is offered twice a month. The team consists of a pediatrician, nurse, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist supporting children and families to set positive goals towards achieving a healthy weight.  Call 910-296-2130 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

The Care Coordination for Children Program (CC4C) CC4C is a voluntary program to offer assistance and support to Duplin County families and empower them to meet the needs of their children. The mission is to link families with young children to available community resources.   Services are provided at no cost.

The goals of CC4C are:

  1. To provide links to community resources for children and families.
  2. To support children in reaching their developmental potential.
  3. To promote a healthy, safe and nurturing home environment.

Tobacco Use: Nicotine is highly addictive and poses health risks particular for young people. Nicotine exposure in adolescence may have lasting adverse consequences for brain development. Everyday in the US more than 4,000 teens try their first cigarette and nearly half become regular, daily smokers. Almost 90% of all adults smokers became addicted before the age of 20. From 2011-2013 e-cigarette use by NC high school students increased by 349%.

NC Quitline:  1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) www.quitlinenc.com

Spanish  1-800-DEJELO-YA (1-800-335-3569)

Child Fatality Prevention Team: www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/wch/aboutus/childfatality

Back to Sleep – Safe Sleep

  1. Always on the back
  2. Place on a firm mattress, portable cribs and play yard style cribs are okay
  3. Nothing soft or loose or fluffy in the sleep place
  4. Share a room with your baby not a bed
  5. No wedges or positioner to prop up baby or to keep him on his back
  6. Light sleep clothing, not to overheat during sleep
  7. Breastfeeding if possible first 6 months
  8. Tummy time when awake

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 SIDS:  www.nichd.nih.gov/sids                      

Room sharing is safer than bed sharing:  www.firstcandle.org

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