Health Department

Services For Children

Services For Children
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Well Child
Services include well child care appointment, genetic services, newborn screenings, developmental screenings, and parental education and counseling.


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.
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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 Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm. For more information, please call 252-641-1331.

Lead Screening
 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.
Lead Poisoning
 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.

Health Education
  A variety of health education programs is available to community groups, churches and schools. For more information, please call 252-641-7511.

School Health
The School Health Program supports Edgecombe County Public Schools through nurse case management, health education and consultation in order to remove health related barriers to learning. School nurses promote health, safety, and educational success of school age children in Edgecombe County, by serving students, families, and school staff through partnerships, evidence based practice and professional standards of care.

For public comments or questions, please call 252-641-7531.
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