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:
The Child Health Clinic provides primary care for children. Services offered through the Child Health Clinic are:
Preventive health services to children are available. Routine Physical Health Exams include:
Children are seen for a regular schedule of visits based on the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Public Health Director
2330 concord Avenue
Monroe, NC 28110
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.