Program Services - Health Clinic
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ Harold and Mary Ann Perper Health Clinic provides preventative health screenings and support not otherwise accessible for more than 600 children, ages six weeks to twelve years, and their families. The clinic’s priority is to ensure that more than 500 families have access to health education and health resources to address their children’s and their own health care needs. The Director of Clinical Services and FFCDC social workers are able to coordinate screenings and monitor children requiring frequent medication for chronic health concerns such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes with minimal interruption to the child’s day.
The Health and Wellness program includes vision, hearing and dental checkups, with necessary referrals for intervention. Children receive finger stick screenings for blood hemoglobin and lead poisoning. In addition, a growth table is created for each child to monitor healthy developmental milestones which include height and weight measurements and Body Mass Index. Mental health counseling via a trained mental health professional is also available to both children and parents. First-aid care is available for all students.
All services provided are at no cost to families