The pediatric team follows the American Academy of Pediatrics' health care recommendations to provide a health screening within three business days and a well-child checkup within 30 days of the child's removal to foster care. During these visits, the team assess behavioral and developmental health care needs. They provide care coordination between medical and mental health providers and act as a continued resource for the children, as well as, foster and biological parents.
· Provide a medical screening within three business days of removal
o Assess the child's overall health for evidence of abuse
o Ensure patient continues routine medicines and help with refills and equipment if necessary
· Document behavior changes
· Provide sick and well-child visits
· Coordinate with Department of Family and Protective Services and child placement agencies
o Complete medical assessments
o Complete developmental assessments
o Complete behavioral assessments
· Connect children to services such as physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health and specialist visits
· Help caregivers access health care services.
· Provide care coordination between caregivers and primary care physicians, specialists, therapists and behavioral health;
· Help establish a primary care medical home;
· Provide sick and well-child visits and
· Coordinate with Department of Family and Protective Services and child placement agencies.