Finding a daytime babysitter can often be a barrier to accessing health care, so Peak Vista offers convenient Well-Child Waiting Areas at no cost to our patients. Conveniently located in three of our family health centers, our Well-Child Waiting Areas allow parents to drop off their healthy children for complimentary childcare, so the parent can attend their clinical appointment. During the child’s stay with our experienced, certified, and caring Well-Child Attendants, time is spent on education and interaction with toys, books, and other engaging learning tools.
Parents do not need to make arrangements to drop off children into Well Child Centers. Simply stop by 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to check your child in. Available for children between the 6 months and 12 years of age. Children's temperatures will be checked upon check-in.
The Children Youth and Family Services 0-3 Program protects and supports the county’s most vulnerable families with young children. When families with children who are three years old or younger are reported for suspected abuse or neglect, a DHS caseworker and a nurse practitioner visit the family. Their focus is the health of the entire family. During the visit in the family’s home, the nurse practitioner completes full medical exams on the children and helps the parents understand critical care issues, such as safe sleep and nutrition. At that same visit, the nurse practitioner can set up appointments for the family at Peak Vista or any other local primary care provider, call in prescriptions and find resources for transportation. The DHS caseworker is also at the visit, assessing the situation and connecting the family with community resources, such as Peak Vista’s First Visitor program. This partnership between DHS and Peak Vista is unique in its comprehensive approach to supporting families.