Child Health Services

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  • Child Health clinic services are provided for Colonial Heights residents ONLY. Private insurance is not accepted.
  • Well child exams for children from birth to 5 years of age are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Fees for services are determined on a sliding scale based on household income. Some clients may qualify for reduced or free charges for services.
  • Families must bring proof of residency and income information to the appointment.
  • Spanish-speaking translators may be available.
  • Kindergarten entry physicals and School Placement Physicals – call 804-520-9380 for information.
  • Childhood Immunizations

Child Safety Seats

  • Child Safety Seat Program is part of the Virginia Department of Health’s “Low Income Safety Seat Distribution Education Program”.
  • Child safety seats are provided without charge to eligible citizens of Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and Colonial Heights.
  • Attendance at a safety seat installation and use class is required before receiving a seat.

Requirements for Child Safety Seats

  • Medicaid, WIC or FAMIS eligible
  • Last trimester of pregnancy
  • Legal resident of Virginia
  • Parent, foster parent or legal guardian of child
  • Must attend Safety Seat Class
  • Must sign release of liability

For more information on Child Safety Seats call (804) 717-6142 or (804) 768-7292 or complete an application at the Colonial Heights Health Department.

Newborn Metabolic Screening

  • Free follow-up testing for infants found to have abnormal metabolic screenings at birth or initial metabolic testing for home deliveries.
  • Case management or coordination with private medical providers are offered free of charge to families with children who have abnormal screening results.

Childhood Lead Screening

  • Case management services are offered for children with elevated blood lead levels.
  • Free lead testing and counseling is available for children found to be at risk for lead poisoning. Case management services are offered for children with elevated blood lead levels.

For more information on health care for children, call 804-520-9380.