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Comprehensive Child Health

The Comprehensive Child Health Clinic is available for all Medicaid-eligible children and children in foster/shelter care.  Children, whose families meet the established eligibility guidelines, from birth to age twenty-one may be seen in the Titusville Clinic. 

A health examination includes height and weight and any appropriate lab work.  Nurses do a health and developmental history, including vital signs, instructs the client on cavity control and refers children age three and over to a dentist.  A oral lead risk assessment is completed and immunizations are given to the child at the appropriate age.  A registered dietician reviews the child's eating habits and the height and weight of the child on the appropriate graphs.  The child is placed on WIC at this time, if eligible.  The physician does a complete physical and makes any referrals, as necessary.

Health education is a very strong component of Comprehensive Child Health and is included in all phases of the health assessment.  Developmental stages and anticipatory guidance are discussed with the guardian.  Substance abuse and social skills are also discussed as appropriate.

CHCUPs (Child Health Checkup) are provided through the clinic.  CHCUPs are the physicals provided under the federal, Medicaid-funded program. 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (321) 637-7300 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

 
 

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