Pediatrics

Healthy Steps

As a national initiative grounded in medical practice, the Healthy Steps approach emphasizes a close relationship between health care professionals and mothers and fathers in addressing the physical, emotional and intellectual growth and development of children from birth to age of three. Rocking Horse Community Health Center is the exclusive site in the state of Ohio for this innovative hands-on programming

CHAMP

Children with special health care needs often experience a multitude of challenges medically, in the community, at home and at school. Because of the confusing array of needs and services for children with special needs, care is often fragmented, disorganized and inefficient. Coordinating Habilitation And Maximizing Potential is a program designed for patients with special health care needs, including mental of physical handicap or foster placements. Rocking Horse Community Health Center CHAMP program care coordination provides a single point of entry into care systems while integrating multiple services, maintaining continuity and avoiding duplication.

Reach Out and Read

It is hard to imagine a life without books, and yet some of our young patients have not had the opportunity to interact with the rich and full blessings of the written word.   Rocking Horse Community Health Center hopes to change all that as a Reach out and Read provider. Reach out and Read is a clinic-based preschool literacy initiative that promotes early literacy and language development. Developed to address the low rate of reading readiness in urban, low income children, the Rocking Horse Reach out and Read program provides new books to children at each well-child visit, offers instruction and advice to parents about reading aloud, stocks its waiting room with books children can read with volunteers and promotes a culture of literacy. Children who participate in this program have proven to be more prepared to enter kindergarten.

 

 

Well-Child Exam Schedule
Your child needs well-child exams at: 
1
week
12
 
months
1
month
15
 
months
2
months
18
 
months
4
months
2
 
years
6
months
30
 
months
9
months
 
 
 
And then annually!
Call (937) 324-1111 at least 2 months in advance to schedule your appointment.