Child Health Services include a number of outreach and clinical programs. For more information about our CC4C and School Health services please call (828) 426-8507. For more information on our Child Health Clinical Services or Vaccines for Children call (828) 426-8400.
Coordination involves monitoring immunization status of all Caldwell County children 2 years of age and younger. The coordinator updates immunization status in the NCIR (North Carolina Immunization Registry) as needed. The coordinator also locates immunization records per individual requests and working with local medical providers related to NCIR usage. The goals of immunization coordination include:
To find out more information about obtaining your immunization records or information regarding required immunization, visit the Immunizations Page.
CC4C is a new program that began March 1, 2011. CC4C is a public health targeted case management program. The CC4C Program is administered as a partnership between Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) and the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA).
Referrals originate from medical homes, hospitals, community organization, CCNC care management staff or families and can be submitted on paper or taken by phone. CC4C staff serve children birth to 5 years of age, who meet the follow priority risk factors:
Caldwell County Health Department partners with Caldwell County School and the State of North Carolina to provide health services at each school in the county. CCHD provides a total of 7 school nurses, two of which are funded by state grants and 3 are funded by the Caldwell County Board of Education. These nurses provide monitoring for immunization status, communicable disease control, health screenings, follow up referrals and health education to students and staff.
Find out more about what School Nurses do.
The Caldwell County School System has a process and policy regarding head lice set up for all student in the school system. Below is more infomraiton about this policy and head lice.
Important Forms for your child:
Home visiting nurses provide health, social support and/or educational support directly to families in their homes. Home visits serve as a means for follow up on an infant's health; education regarding infant's health, follow-up on.
Children are seen by appointment for clinic services. Call 828-426-8400 to make an appointment.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All appointments are scheduled. Please call 828-426-8400 to make an appointment. All calls are taken in the order received. Please do not hang up.
Free Interpreter services are available!
On the second Wednesday of the month, we are closed in the morning for a monthly staff meeting.
On that day, we start accepting calls for appointments at 9:30 a.m.
If your child is sick and needs an appointment to be seen, but the schedule is already full when you call, you will be given the first available time slot or your call may be routed to the triage nurse on call.
If you and your child walk in without an appointment, the triage nurse will have to evaluate you and determine if you will be able to be seen same day or if you will have to schedule an appointment for next day.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive late, we will have to reschedule your appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call ahead to cancel.
*** Parents or legal guardian (with paperwork) have to be present for children under 18 yrs of age.
Cash, check, and most insurance plans are accepted for payment. We also accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards or debit cards for payment.
If your child has Medicaid or is on another health insurance, please bring their insurance card with you.
Beginning Sept. 1st, 2015 Caldwell County Health Department will require all clients presenting for service to provide proof of income. Income will be assessed annually unless there is a change in financial status. Clients will be asked at each visit if there has been a change in financial status/number in the household.
Clients who have met the income criteria for the following programs (i.e., Medicaid, WIC, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program (Food Stamps) and/or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program) will only be required to show documentation of currently eligibility and no additional income screening will be necessary.
NO client will be refused services when presenting for care based on lack of documentation, however each client will be billed at 100% until proof of income and family size is provided to the agency.
Fees for service can be found on our Administration Page.