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Union County, North Carolina

Children's Health

Children's Health

Child Advocacy

Every child should be able to grow up in a safe environment. Community partners come together to support child advocacy in Union County through a thoughtful and thorough evaluation process each time a case referral is received about a child in circumstances that are suspect.

The evaluation process includes:

  • Interview with parent or guardian.
  • Individual interview with child.
  • A complete head-to-toe medical exam.
  • Following the evaluation, medical and counseling options are discussed with parent or guardian. Follow-up is provided to referring agency.

Child Health Clinic

The Child Health Clinic provides primary care for children. Services offered through the Child Health Clinic are:

Well Child Visits

Preventive health services to children are available. Routine Physical Health Exams include:

  • Height / Weight
  • Developmental Screen
  • Vision Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Age appropriate lab test
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition Counseling

Children are seen for a regular schedule of visits based on the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits


Sick Child Visits

Pediatric primary care is provided to Medicaid recipients. Children can get treated for common illnesses and their long-term health needs can be managed. Children are referred to specialists as needed.

NC Medicaid

Care Coordination for Children

For eligible children ages 0-5, this program provides those with chronic medical conditions, that are in stressful situations long-term, and/or who are in foster care, the attention to receive the services they need. Participation in the program requires a doctor referral, so discuss with your primary care physician if this program would be beneficial for your child.

Care managers will:

  • Identify needs / concerns, set goals for the child and family
  • Work with you to be certain you have a medical home (doctor) for your child and or support you in building a strong link with them
  • Work with all health care providers that your child sees to ensure the child receives the best treatment
  • Help you get answers to questions
  • Recognize you as the expert on your child
  • Offer referrals to other community agencies, including transportation and housing

CC4C services are provided and assured by local health departments in partnership with Community Care of North Carolina and the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Testing

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends and the “Bright Futures” guidelines of the

American Academy of Pediatrics and Medicaid requires that all enrolled infants and young children receive a blood lead screen as follows:

  • Screen infants with a blood lead test by 12 months of age (or earlier, if indicated),
  • Screen children with a blood lead test at 24 months,
  • Screen children ages 36-72 months if not previously tested or if test results aren’t documented.

If your child is age 0-5 has not received a blood lead screen you should speak with your child’s doctor or contact the Health Department.

CDC Lead Information

CDC Prevent Lead Poisoning graphic

Immunizations

Union County Health Department offers immunizations for all ages. We offer certain federally funded vaccines for individuals 18 years and under at no cost through the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). The vaccines available through this program may vary based on state guidelines and therefore you should call the Health Department for specific questions.

We also offer several private vaccines that are available at a fee. The Health Department will bill Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna and United. If your insurance does not cover the vaccine cost, you will receive a bill for this service.

The Immunization Clinic is available Monday afternoons and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment only: 704-296-4800.

Watch the Immunizations Video to learn more!


Immunization Recommendations

Contact Information

Dennis Joyner
Public Health Director
1224 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110

Phone: 704-296-4800
Fax: 704-296-4887

About Children's Health Services

Union County Public Health Children’s Health provides services for children from birth to age 21. Children’s Health Services are provided through well child and pediatric primary care clinics, 48-hour Newborn visits and Newborn Postpartum Home-visits. Routine screenings and health guidance are provided by a team of Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Bi-lingual Clinical Assistants, Social Workers and Nutritionists.