CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Birth Certificates

Provides resources on how to obtain or correct a birth certificate. 
https://clerkrecorder.sccgov.org/services-we-provide/vital-services-birth-death-marriage/purchase-birth-certificate

Black Infant Health

The Black Infant Health Program (BIH) was established by the California Department of Public Health to address the alarming rate of infant mortality among African American babies.  The Program is run locally by the Public Health Department and includes a multidisciplinary team of public health nurses, health educators, and community workers who provide comprehensive case management and other services to African American women who are pregnant or parenting a child who is under the age of one.
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/services/black-infant-health

California Children’s Services

The California Children's Services (CCS) program provides diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, and physical and occupational therapy services to children under age 21 years old with CCS-eligible medical conditions. Examples of CCS-eligible conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases producing major sequelae.
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/services/california-childrens-services-ccs

Child Health & Disability Prevention

Regular health exams can help your children stay healthy by preventing and identifying health problems early. When found early, diseases and other health problems are usually easier to treat, and early detection and treatment can often prevent serious health issues later in life. If you can’t afford these exams, the Public Health Department may be able to help. The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program provides well-child exams to children and youth who qualify at no cost and links families to ongoing healthcare coverage.
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/health-information/childrens-health/chdp-home-page

Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is a state-funded program that works to prevent the damaging effects of lead poisoning through the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning in children and young adults from birth to age 21.
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/health-information/childrens-health/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health

The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program provides local women, children, and their families with access to comprehensive, quality healthcare services and focuses on prevention and early intervention strategies. Services include: 

  • Prenatal Care Referral Line 
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) 
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information 
  • Child Car Seat Resources 

Travel Clinic-Immunizations

The travel clinic offers the latest health information and vaccinations needed for travel outside the United States.  

Travel immunizations are available for adults and children > 9 months of age. Travelers should start vaccinations 4-6 weeks before traveling. 
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/services/public-health-pharmacy-travel-and-immunization-clinic

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a free nutrition program that helps pregnant women, women with infants, infants, and young children eat well, be active, and stay healthy. 

WIC serves low income pregnant and breastfeeding women and parents raising infants or children under the age of 5 years. Foster parents, guardians & single fathers who have custody of their children can also get WIC.
https://publichealth.sccgov.org/services/women-infants-and-children-wic