Main Number: 410-996-5550

 

Special Healthcare Needs

What is Case Management for Special Healthcare Needs Children?

Case Management for Special Healthcare Needs Children involves coordination between the child's primary physician and the Child Health Nurse to assist the family in accessing services for children with special healthcare needs.

Who do I contact with questions regarding the program?

Call 410-996-5145 to speak to a Child Health Nurse.

Childhood Immunizations

What is the Childhood Immunization Program?

The Childhood Immunization Program assures adequate immunizations for children with an emphasis on children under the age of two years. Outreach, recall and tracking are major components of this program.

  • Immunizations are entered into a tracking system. Any child under the age of two years whose immunizations are more than 60 days delayed is referred for follow-up.
  • Immunizations are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 8-11 and 1-3:00. Please bring your child's immunization record with you.

Who is eligible?

Service is available to everyone.

Who do I contact with questions regarding the program?

Call 410-996-5145 to speak to a Child Health Nurse

Assurance of Primary Care

What is Assurance of Primary Care?

The goal of "Assurance of Primary Care" is to insure that all newborns have a primary care provider, provide information to parents regarding Cecil County Health Department programs and community services and assist in tracking childhood immunizations.

Who do I contact with questions regarding the program?

Call 410-996-5145 to speak to a Child Health Nurse

Lead

What is Lead Exposure?

Information on Lead Poisoning can be obtained by calling 410-996-5145, or on the following web sites:

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Infants and Toddlers

What is the Infants and Toddlers Program?

The Infants and Toddlers Program is a cooperative effort among the Cecil County Public Schools, the Department of Social Services and the Cecil County Health Department. The program provides intensive health, educational and social support for children under the age of three who have specialized health care needs.

Where do I call with questions regarding the program?

410-996-5444

Healthy Start

What is the Healthy Start Program?

The program provides assistance in coordinating care for pregnant women and children under 2 years of age. A Healthy Start nurse works with the family either in the home or by phone to answer any questions and to provide connections to services that may be needed.

Healthy Start nurse services for pregnant women include:

support and education on pregnancy and pre-term labor; help in accessing medical care and transportation; assistance with obtaining and using Medical Assistance efficiently; information on preparing for the baby; and linkages with other agencies as needed.

Healthy Start nurse services for children include:

family support; education on infant/toddler growth and development; monitoring and referrals for childhood immunizations; help in selecting and accessing pediatric medical care; assistance working with the Medical Assistance Program; how to access benefits and rights within the MCO; and linkages with other agencies as needed.

Who is eligible?

Pregnant women and children under 2 years of age who could benefit from any of the above services and pregnant women and children under 2 who are in need of coordination or access to health care services. Families may self refer, be referred by another agency or by their doctor. This is a free program provided for recipients of the Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program (MCHP) but those with private insurance or with no insurance may also be referred and receive services.

Who do I contact with questions regarding the program?

Call 410-996-5145 to speak to a Healthy Start Nurse