School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) provide basic physical, mental, dental or other services as needed. The health center provides services beyond the scope of the school nurse practice and is not intended to replace the school nurse. The school-based health center is required to maintain a working relationship with the physician of a child's medical home, to ensure that individual patient health plans are executed effectively and efficiently.
Doctor visits are not only for sick children. It is important for your children to see the doctor when they are healthy. During these well child visits, doctors track growth and development and make sure children have the recommended immunizations. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends visits at the following ages:
|2 to 5 days old||12 months old|
|1 month old||15 months old|
|2 months old||18 months old|
|4 months old||2 years old|
|6 months old||2 ½ years old|
|9 months old||3 years old|
|Every year until age 21|
Contact your county health department for information about some preventative health services for children and adults that may be available. Use the following link to find your local health department: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/local-health-units.
The Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services in the Arkansas Department of Human Services is responsible for ensuring the provision of public behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout Arkansas. For more information, please visit: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/daabhs/behavioral-health-services.
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