Child Health

DCHD provides well child physicals and sick visits by appointment from child birth through 18 years of age.


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

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, particularly for young people. Nicotine exposure in adolescence may have lasting adverse consequences for brain development. Every day in the US more than 4,000 teens try their first cigarette and nearly half become regular, daily smokers. Almost 90% of all adult smokers became addicted before the age of 20. From 2011-2013 e-cigarette use by NC high school students increased by 39%.

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 sleeping place
  4. Share a room with your baby not a bed
  5. No wedges or positioner to prop up the baby or to keep him on his back
  6. Light sleep clothing, not to overheat during sleep
  7. Breastfeeding is possible first 6 months
  8. Tummy time when awake

Room sharing is safer than bed sharing