Immunizations are available free to children who meet the criteria for VFC (Vaccine for Children) Program. To be considered eligible for the (VFC) Program children must be 18 years of age or younger and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Medicaid eligible
- Unaccompanied minors without proof of insurance presenting to local health department existing Title X clinics
- Underinsured children: children who have private health insurance but are not covered for vaccines, children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-not eligible for covered vaccines only), or children whose insurance caps coverage at a certain amount- once that coverage amount is reached, these children are categorized as underinsured
Child Health Nurse Screening
This program offers a complete physical exam by a registered nurse for Medicaid eligible children. Visit includes assessment of medical problems and referral for follow up with a physician. Kindergarten physicals are also available by appointment.
Cherokee County Latching Infant Car Seats (CLICS)
CLICS is a program that provides affordable car seats to families that meet program guidelines. Education is also provided on proper installation techniques by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
Nurses are available to serve as a case manager to assist families with children from birth to five years. These nurses assist families with referrals for medical care, transportation, Medicaid and dental services. They also assist at-risk children to access care, and work as a resource for concerns or family needs.
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) share information with childcare providers about child development, health and safety concerns and child health. CCHCs provide information, referrals and technical assistance to child care facilities to help create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of young children.