Health Services for Children

Pediatric Services: The health department is the major provider of well child and ambulatory pediatric services for Medicaid and indigent patients in the District. Care is provided by pediatricians, nurse practitioners, public health nurses, nutritionists, and social workers. A clinician is on call 24 hours a day for consultation, education and referral. Case management and home visitation are available. Medicaid eligibility is conducted on-site.

Childhood Immunizations: Free service available on walk-in and appointment basis and computerized immunization records are utilized.

School Health: Health department nurses assist health education in schools, including Healthy Lifestyles in schools, Healthy Heart in 6th grade and Breath of Life in 7th grade.

Danville/Pittsylvania Interagency Council for Infants and Toddlers: Part H services including the Council coordinator and case manager.

Dental Services: Dental clinics are operated at the Danville site and the Pittsylvania County site. Children’s Services (age 3-18): The primary focus is children who are seen for cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, stainless steel crown, extractions, sealants, and oral hygiene instruction.

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