Child Medical Evaluations
On-Site Medical Evaluations in a Child-Friendly Environment
Kids First will be providing on-site medical evaluations again very soon! We will once again be able to ensure that children are evaluated in a child-friendly setting, where the focus is on comfort for the child and specialized child abuse evaluation by specialists in the field.
Our providers have received specialized training in working with victims of abuse. Our child-friendly examination room can alleviate many of the fears over going to the hospital or doctor's office. Also, children can be assured that there are NO SHOTS at Kids First!
The most important element of medical exams is reassurance to the child that he or she is not "damaged." The providers do a "teeth to toes" evaluation and are often able to detect medical needs that were being missed. The exam also provides an opportunity to educate caregivers on basic medical care and offer resources.