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CAHC Overview

CAHC Overview

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The MDHHS Child and Adolescent Health Center Program services are aimed at achieving the best possible physical, intellectual, and emotional status of adolescents by providing services that are high quality, accessible, and acceptable to youth. Included in the Child and Adolescent Health Program are three models of service delivery - clinical health centers, School Wellness Program and Behavioral Health Service models. The School Wellness Program sites pair an RN with a mental health counselor to provide limited clinical services, referrals, health education and immunizations. The Behavioral Health Service model provides a full-time licensed mental health counselor to a school.

The program administers 82 clinical and alternative clinical centers, 14 School Wellness Programs and 4 Behavioral Health Service models throughout the state. The clinical program is targeted to uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid children ages 5-10 and adolescents ages 10-21 as well as infants and small children of eligible adolescents.

Clinical Health Centers Provide:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Preventive Care
  • Mental Health Care
  • Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Medication
  • Immunization
  • Treatment of Acute Illness
  • Co-management of Chronic Illness
  • Health Education
  • Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment
  • Oral Health Services or Referral
  • Referral for Specialty Care


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