Connecting to Care

Connecting to Care

Care for Kids can help families connect to health care for their children.

How does Care for Kids help families connect to health care for children?

Care for Kids works with families to give them the information and support that they need to make sure their children have regular sources of health care. Care for Kids helps families find doctors, dentists, vision providers, mental health providers, and/or specialists.  Care for Kids can also help families connect to free transportation services for going to appointments that are billed to their children’s Medicaid health insurance.

Care for Kids reminds families about the value of well-child exams.

A well-child exam is a visit to the doctor when the child is not sick. Well-child exams help keep children and adolescents healthy. How often your child gets a well-child exam depends on his or her age. At these health exams, the doctor is able to watch your child’s health closely as he or she learns and grows. If the doctor sees a possible problem with your child’s health or with how he or she is growing and learning, the doctor is able to treat the issue as soon as possible.

Care for Kids mails or sends well-child exam reminder letters or text messages to the parents of children in the Scott County Care for Kids program. These letters and texts are sent to parents when their child is coming due for an exam based on their age. What happens at a well-child exam also depends on the child's age.  See link below with information about well-child exams and when a child should have a well-child exam based on his or her age.

Care for Kids works with families to make sure immunizations (shots) are up-to-date.

One way to protect your child or adolescent’s health is with immunizations, which are also called shots. Immunizations protect children and adolescents from many illnesses. If a child or adolescent does not have all of his or her immunizations, he or she might not be safe from certain illnesses. The Care for Kids program asks parents if their child’s immunizations are up-to-date and offers information and support in getting children and adolescents up-to-date. Care for Kids can give parents information about when children and adolescents should get immunizations and who can offer immunizations.

 SCHD Immunization Program

Care for Kids works to connect families to resources in the community.

Many families face other troubles that may stop them from getting health care. Care for Kids can talk to families about these troubles and help them find resources to help.

  • Care for Kids can link families to other community programs and services (like food pantries, heating assistance programs, childcare resources, and more).

  • Care for Kids can help schedule appointments and/or give families information on scheduling appointments.

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