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Children & Teen Health Clinic

Comprehensive medical services for children in Henderson County including physicals and sick care from newborn up to 21 years of age.

Patients are seen by appointment for clinic services, usually on the same day. Children who are sick can be seen the same day.

Child Health Program Services Brochure

Our services include, but are not limited to:

We provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a contract with physicians at Hendersonville Family Health Center.

If you need to contact a physician when the clinic is closed, call (828) 692-4223 and follow the after-hours instructions or call Pardee Hospital at (828) 696-1000 and ask for the doctor on call for the health department.

Child Health Outreach

Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
This service is provided at no cost for children ages birth to five years old who have Medicaid or are uninsured and are at risk for health or developmental problems. The CC4C care manager is a public health nurse with the community health program who will:

  • assess the needs of your child and family
  • provide referrals to services
  • give information to the family about development and parenting.

These services are provided in partnership with your doctor. Contact your doctor's office for more information, or contact us at (828) 694-6088.

Please read our CC4C Brochure.

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School Health

The School Nurses' mission is to reduce health barriers that allow students to achieve optimum learning. Ten nurses serve over 13,300 students in 23 schools. Services include the following:

  • develop and implement plans for emergency medical assistance for students and staff
  • prevent and respond to communicable disease outbreaks
  • supervise specialized medical procedures and associated health teaching for students with medical conditions
  • assure that mandated health related activites are completed
  • manage medication administration in schools
  • provide health screenings such as vision
  • triage illness and injuries.

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Additional Services & Resources

Behavioral Health | Child Passenger Safety | Free Books for Children

Nutrition Services | KidFit | Special Health Care Needs

Behavioral Health

Our clinical social worker offers counseling services to clients of the health department to help with issues such as stress, depression, anxiety and parenting. Services are also available in Spanish. Contact your provider or the CC4C care manager for more information.

Child Passenger Safety

We offer child passenger safety classes on Wednesdays from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Our child passenger safety technician provides education for parents on car seat usage and proper installation. Depending on availability, a free car seat is provided to parents in need of assistance who attend the class.

To register, contact Kaye Brownlee, BSSW, LCCE, Health Educator, at (828) 694-6066.

Free Books for Children

Reach Out and Read®
The Henderson County Department of Public Health participates in the Reach Out and Read® childhood literacy program. Offered at over 2,500 sites across the nation, Reach Out and Read® was created to make early literacy a standard part of pediatric primary care.

At each well-child visit from six months through five years of age, providers give parents a free age-appropriate book and guidance on the importance of reading aloud to their child.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and
Smart Start of Henderson County

This program mails new, age-appropriate books to enrolled Henderson County children every month. Books are free for children birth to five years. Reading is essential to school success, and you can help your child get ready to read. Learn more.

Nutrition Services

Children who are eligible can participate in the WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) program. Nutritional counseling for diabetes, obesity, etc. is also provided. Education to parents and/or care givers is available.


KidFit is a weight management program for children and teens ages 2-18 years of age. Individual nutrition counseling is provided by a registered dietitian. Families are taught to make healthy choices through interactive lessons and encouraged to participate in daily physical activity.

NC Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Help Line 1-800-737-3028
A toll-free help line for parents and professionals with children and youth who have special health care needs or send an email to: CYSHCN.Helpline@dhhs.nc.gov

Referral Flow Chart for Children and Youth
with Special Health Care Needs

English PDF | Spanish PDF


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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated February 16, 2018