Services available for children through the age of 18 include medical care, dental care, immunizations, sports physicals, well child exams and access to the pharmacy.
At SCHC we have vaccines available for all ages including adults. To help make vaccines more affordable we participate in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). This federally funded program helps families by providing vaccines at no cost to enrolled public and private medical practices – who then can offer them at no charge to qualified patients (birth through age 18). This allows providers to make all routine pediatric vaccines available to eligible children without high out-of-pocket costs.
To be eligible for VFC, a child must fit one of these categories:
Enrolled in Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Children whose health insurance policies do not cover some or all vaccines, or only cover vaccines until a child reaches a certain age (i.e. considered “underinsured”).
While there is no cost for the vaccine, there is a small charge per vaccine to cover the cost giving the vaccine.
For easy-to-read immunization schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) click here.
Well Child Exams are recommended at the following ages: