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Children's Health

At Lawndale Christian Health Center, we believe that children are a gift from God, worthy of love and respect. It is our joy to provide the best care possible for children and their families. LCHC offers a wide range of comprehensive primary care, dental, optometry, and support services to our pediatric patients and their families.

Well-Child Visits

Well-Child Check Magnet Schedule and ImmunizationSoon after your child is born, it is important to schedule regular check-ups with your child’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) to ensure your child is meeting developmental milestones. These routine visits, called well-child visits, continue on through adolescence and are designed to help your child stay healthy. We know that visits to the clinic can sometimes be scary for children. Our hope at LCHC is to build positive relationships with your child and family through routine well-child visits, to help your child feel safe and comfortable.

Well-child visits are generally scheduled every 2-3 months during the first two years of life, then every 1-2 years from ages 3 to 18. Click here for a PDF version of the detailed Well-Child Visit schedule, including immunization details (shown above).

For infant well-child visits up to one year of age, we offer a unique model of care called Centering, where parents and infants receive care in a group setting.

Immunizations

Lawndale Christian Health Center offers a wide range of immunization services for children. Our providers and trained staff can assist you in deciding which vaccines and immunizations are recommended for your children to stay healthy. Many childhood vaccines are important to protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases. If you have any questions, just ask! We're here to help!

School and Sports Physicals

Each year when students head back to school, LCHC’s providers offer school physicals and sports physicals for those who need them. Completing a physical exam at LCHC is a great opportunity to begin developing a relationship with a primary care provider (PCP). At LCHC, we believe that we can provide the best health care possible to children and families when there is a consistent provider-patient relationship, so our hope is to continue to provide care to children and families beyond the school physical exam.

If your child is a new patient at LCHC, please bring your immunization records to your school physical visit. Also, remember to schedule your child’s physical exam early to be sure we can meet your school’s deadline!

MEND Program

LCHC offers a unique, compelling family obesity prevention program called MEND to teach children (ages 7-14), along with their caregivers, to make healthy lifestyle choices. MEND uses fun exercise and nutrition education to impact young lives for a future of healthy living.  MEND is free to participants and is offered on a rotating basis. To learn more or sign up for the next group, please contact our MEND program coordinator.

Learn more about MEND from the MEND Foundation website.