Child Health Clinics
Child Health Clinics (CHCs) are available to all families with young children. Public Health Nurses will answer your questions and offer to immunize, weigh and measure your child and discuss growth and development. Postpartum Depression screening is offered to all women at two months.
CHCs are open to all parent/guardians and are not limited to those seeking immunization services.
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be given a handout that has topics that you can choose to talk with your public health nurse about. It also includes on-line and telephone resources and Tips for Healthy Growth and Development. Please bring a dry diaper and arrive five minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
See the handouts for each visit here:
We know more than ever before about how young children think, learn, and grow. From birth to the first day of kindergarten, growth moves more quickly than at any other time of life. Early experiences make a difference. The early years of life have a critical and important effect on growth, relationships, and functioning that affects our whole life.
Social and emotional learning is the way a child gradually develops the ability to:
Experience, control, and express emotions
Form close, secure relationships
Explore the world and learn
Infant mental health and healthy development go hand in hand. Healthy child development includes physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development.