Immunization Schedule for Infants and Teens

  Medical Encyclopedia - Information on a wide range of health topics. 

  Travel Health - Choose your destination and learn important facts about the region such as needed immunizations, maps, medical facilities, government agencies, and other information to prepare you for your trip.

Parent Resources - In a sea of conflicting and confusing health information, parents have always turned to their family pediatrician as a trusted source of advice. Now, in a virtual extension of the pediatrician's office, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is bringing pediatrician-approved health information to the Internet with the launch of

  Catawba County Parenting Network - Wonderful resource to help you care for your family.  Classes and support groups are available on a variety of subjects.

  Catawba County Partnership for Children - Provides a wide variety of resources to help you prepare your child for school, including the "Smart Start" and "More at Four" programs.

  Catawba County Parent Education Program - Our local school systems have joined together to form the "Parents as Teachers" program. "Parent Educators will provide home visits, facilitate parent group meetings, and help the county with transition to Kindergarten." This is a free program for children aged birth through 5 years of age that is available in English, Spanish and Hmong.

  Children's Advocacy Center - The center helps children and their families cope with abuse or neglect.

  Children's Resource Center - Helps parents to find locally operated licensed child care centers and other preschool programs

  Catawba County Public Health Department

  Catawba County Department of Social Services (DSS)

  Family Media Plan

  Lincoln County Department of Social Services - Phone number (704) 732-0738

  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - The "Parenting Corner" offers information on a large variety of health related issues along with current information about immunizations.

  North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 Developmental Resources

  North Carolina Early Intervention Services - This is a group of agencies coming together to help children birth to 5 years of age that have special needs and/or disabilities.  The "Infant-Toddler Program" is for ages birth to 3 years and the "Preschool Program" is for toddler's 3 to 5 years of age.  Numerous agencies offer a variety of developmental assistance to parents, including help with transportation needs.

  National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - Offers parents information on various disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, mental retardation, vision loss, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 Resources for Kids 

  Kids Health - A website dedicated to kids to help them learn about health related issues in a fun way.  The website has many great interactive graphics and games.
  The National Center for Environmental Health - Kids' Page - Variety of information about how the environment affects your health.

  Kids' Quest on Disability and Health - Information for kids with disabilities.

  Resources for Teens

  Teen Health - A website dedicated to teenagers to help them learn about health related issues in a fun way.  The website has great interactive graphics and games.  Topics include puberty, sexual health, acne, drugs, infections and many more.

Area Hospitals


Catawba Valley Medical Center


Frye Regional Medical Center

Local Children's Hospitals

  Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Winston Salem, North Carolina

  Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte, North Carolina

  Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center - Durham, North Carolina

  Mission Children's Hospital - Asheville, North Carolina

  North Carolina Children's Hospital - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital - Charlotte, North Carolina



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