Child Health Services
Lead can be found in the dirt, in paint on houses built before 1970, in fishing lures, jewelry made in some other countries, and other sources. There are no visible symptoms of lead poisoning, but even low levels can affect a child’s learning, behavior, and growth. Experts recommend children under age six be tested for lead poisoning. To test for lead poisoning, staff will draw a drop of blood from your child's finger. If the test comes back positive for lead, you will be referred to a health care provider for additional testing.
Our nurses provide all recommended childhood vaccinations to children age two months to 18 years old.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program offers nutrition education, support with goal setting, referrals and food vouchers to help improve the nutrition of children up to age five. The program serves children who meet financial eligibility requirements and are at nutritional risk. Contact the Health Department to set up an appointment.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Childhood obesity is a growing problem across America. Studies show childhood obesity can begin as early as age 5, and that children who are obese as adolescents are more likely to be obese as adults and to suffer from a lifetime of preventable health issues. Parents can help their children make healthy food choices and get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.