Immunizations are offered to children to protect them from many childhood diseases. Most of these are required to enroll a child in day care, Head Start or school. These are offered by appointment only Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
WIC: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children
WIC offers education and counseling on nutrition, food supplements and breastfeeding education and support for qualified children up to age 5. Please call 252-641-7511 in Tarboro or 252-985-4100 in Rocky Mount to schedule an appointment.
Dental Health Services
Quality, comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adults. Clinic hours are Tuesday, 10:30am-5:00pm and Wednesday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
Blood tests are offered free of charge for children ages 12 months - 5 years of age with possible exposure to lead poisoning.
Sickle Cell Testing and Counseling
Sickle Cell tests are available to anyone who has never been tested. Individuals and families with a positive sickle cell screening are offered counseling by a regional genetics counselor.
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
Care Coordination for Children is offered to infants and children up to 5 years of age who have been identified with developmental and/or chronic health problems or who are at-risk for such problems. The family is assigned a social worker to ensure that the child receives appropriate health and education services, and are referred to other supportive resources. For more information, please call 252-641-7511.
The health department will investigate places where children with elevated lead levels in their blood live, spend a lot of time, or go to school. Health department staff will work with families and/or businesses and day cares to reduce the risk of exposure to lead poisoning hazards. For more information, please call 252-641-7511.
Child Fatality Prevention Team (CFPT)
The CFPT is a state-mandated team of members who are appointed by the County Commissioners. Members represent different agencies such as the Department of Social Services, District Attorney's Office, School System, Fire Department, Police Department, Medical Examiner's Office, Guardian Ad Litem program, and other child advocacy organizations. In reviewing child fatalities, the team identifies potential causes of child fatalities, identifies ways to improve the delivery of services to children and families, and makes recommendations for changes that could prevent future fatalities. For more information, please call 252-641-7511.
A variety of health education programs is available to community groups, churches and schools. For more information, please call 252-641-7511.