CHECK Foster Care Center is designed to help with the medical needs of the foster child during a time of transition. Ohio Law requires that any child entering the custody of the child welfare system be seen for an initial and comprehensive evaluation. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to make the initial appointment and follow up visit. The first visit should be within 5 days of placement and the second within 30 days. It is required that the child be seen at the clinic whenever there is a change in placement. The CHECK Clinic doctors and staff will make recommendations and referrals to specialist when necessary.
The child can be seen by the medical provider of the caregiver’s choice for all routine medical needs. Pediatric Primary Care Center offers primary pediatric care for children from birth through adolescence, whether the child is sick, needs shots or just a check-up. Clinics are at several locations including at some Cincinnati Public Schools.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics offers a comprehensive range of services and clinics for children with various developmental and behavioral conditions and their families. The DDBP team consists of speech-pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, developmental and behavioral pediatricians and neurodevelopmental disability-trained pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, special educators and other related specialists.
Speech and hearing early intervention is critical when there are concerns because infants, toddlers and preschoolers have developing brains that are designed to learn communication and swallowing skills.