Madison Parish Hospital Rural Health Clinic Kid Med
Madison Parish Hospital Rural Health Clinic KidMed offers VFC (Vaccines for Children) vaccines to patients that are uninsured, under-insured, are of Alaskan native or Native American decent, or who have Medicaid. The program allows the RHC to perform physicals, developmental screenings, lead testing, head start exams etc. to patients with Medicaid only. We make sure patients are staying healthy by having regular checkups, keeping regular dental visits, vision checks, etc. We also have resources available to patients who need extra help with certain areas of development and learning. We also teach about healthy living, personal hygiene, making safe choices, etc. We see patients from newborn up until 21 years of age, and offer vaccines to those that qualify up to age 18. In order to participate in KidMed within our clinic, you must be an established patient with one of our providers here at the clinic.
We try to make the doctor a fun experience! We are not all about shots, we try to have fun and let the child learn to trust their doctor all while teaching them about healthy living and safe choices. We try to keep plenty of treats on hand and this summer we have started taking book donations so we can give the children a book to keep and read at home. We try to encourage learning and the importance of education. KidMed is all about wellness visits, we do not diagnose or treat illnesses but we can refer them to a provider within the clinic.
Screenings and vaccines are all age based so a child is usually seen right after his or her birthday.
Heather Van Mol, who is originally from St. Marys, WV, is over the RHC KidMed Program. She graduated from West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV with a bachelor of science in nursing and has experience as a cardiac ICU RN at WVU Medicine. Sharon Jackson, who is from Tallulah, assists Heather in KidMed.
Hours of Operation - By Appointment Only
Monday - Thursday
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. -11:00 A.M.