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Health Services – Child Health Services

Immunization Services

Provides clinical, educational, outreach, and tracking services to children who are uninsured, underinsured, or have Medical Assistance, from birth to age 18. Current recommended immunization schedules may be obtained by calling the National Immunization hotline at 1-800-232-2522. Immunization information can also be obtained by visiting the Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov.

The Children’s Immunization Clinic, offered by the Carroll County Health Department, is available by appointment only. Appointments are necessary. Immunizations are offered to children under the age of 18.

For free clinics offering required vaccines for children attending school or childcare, visit Back to School Vaccination Clinics.

For more information, call 410-876-4942.

Case Management Services

Registered nurses make home visits to teach health care, address specific health needs, assist client in obtaining medical care, link clients to appropriate community resources, promote preventive health programs, initiate and stimulate family support systems, and when necessary, manage skilled care needs of children and family members. Referrals are accepted from multiple sources including the Department of Social Services (DSS), schools, clients, teachers, physicians, and other agencies.

For more information call 410-876-4942.

School Health Services

Nurses provide the liaison between the school health nurse and the home, community and the medical provider. Children are case managed to assure immediate needs are met and services initiated to improve the health and educational process. Nurses are assigned geographically to approximately six (6) schools each. For more information call 410-876-4900.

Lead Screening and Case Management

Lead screening is performed as a clinical service to the community. Lead case management is an ongoing service provided to children with elevated blood lead levels. To assure optimum outcomes, Blood Lead Levels are reported to local health departments by the Maryland Department of the Environment and local physicians. Medical management, environmental investigation, and health education services are arranged for those patients who are identified as “high” risk. For more information call 410-876-4942.

Health Education

Education is provided at various sites throughout the year by the request of many community agencies. School fairs, community health fairs, day care events, Safe Kids Day, and many other similar events held in the county. Nurses provide the expertise and speak on topics ranging from immunizations to pediculosis.

For more information call 410-876-4942.