Parenting is a big responsibility and a tremendous source of joy. Community health nurses recognize that all parents want to do what is best for their children. Our Child Health Clinic program is designed to provide every family in Eastern Health the opportunity for guidance and support, to maximize each child’s level of wellness.
Community health nurses also help ensure that all children are protected against vaccine preventable diseases.
Child Health Clinic appointments are offered to all children at two, four, six, 12 and 18 months of age, free of charge. Each appointment takes between 45 and 60 minutes to allow enough time for:
- Physical examination
- Assessment of growth and development
- Discussion of infant nutrition
- Review of oral hygiene, safety and play
- Referral to other health and community services when more information or support is needed
The schedule for immunizations in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador can be found by clicking here. Each child is provided with a record of immunization that is updated during each visit. This record will be needed when your child:
- Starts school or daycare
- Moves to a new school
- Attends camp
- Visits an emergency or walk-in clinic
At the end of each clinic, for safety reasons, parents are asked to wait in the waiting room for 15 minutes following immunization.
Child Health Clinics are offered in nursing offices located throughout the region. A full list of offices and phone numbers for the St. John’s area, Rural Avalon, Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas can be found on here.
Please call for an appointment.