We are committed to providing you with credible online health information and are pleased to provide links to the following health resources. Catawba Pediatrics is not responsible for their content or for subsequent links that may be provided. Information contained in these sites should not serve as a substitute for medical advice from your child's doctor.

Health Information & Resources

Parent Resources

  • HealthyChildren.org - 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 Health Children. org 


  • 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. 


Local Children's Hospitals

  •  Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Winston Salem, North Carolina   336-713-4500 


  •  Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte, North Carolina 704-381-2000 



  • Duke Children's Hospital and Health Durham, North Carolina  919-681-2410 


  •  Mission Children's Hospital - Asheville, North Carolina  828-213-1740  


  • North Carolina Children's Hospital - Chapel Hill, North Carolina  984-974-1000 


  • Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital - Charlotte, North Carolina 704-384-4021 


Local Hospitals

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center 828-326-3000



  • Frye Regional Medical Center 828-315-5000