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Child Health Program

Child playing on stepsThe Child Health Program (CHP) is part of the Maternal and Child Health Section. Through this program, the Maternal and Child Health Section funds ten community health centers and one health agency to provide health care services to children in their community. Services are targeted to low-income, uninsured, or underinsured children. Care is provided through office visits and home visits, and is free or available by a sliding fee scale, depending on the child or family's financial situation.

Services include:

  • Helping parents enroll a child on NH Medicaid, if the child is eligible
  • Physical exams
  • Health screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Providing information on topics such as a child's growth, development, and safety
  • Social services and
  • Helping parents with coordinating care and getting other needed services.

Eight community health agencies in the state receive funding from the Maternal and Child Health Section to provide "Child and Family Health Support Services". These services are to help families where children may already have a health care provider but need additional services. They can also provide services such as:

  • Helping parents enroll a child on NH Medicaid, if the child is eligible
  • Helping parents with coordinating care and getting other needed services
  • Providing information on topics such as a child's growth, development, and safety, and
  • If the child does not have a health care or provider (or "medical home"), or dentist, parents can get help with finding one for their child.

These services are conducted in person or by telephone.

These services are used primarily by children from birth through age ten, but are available for children up to age 19.

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