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North Dakota Health Tracks
Health Tracks (North Dakota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.

Preventive and primary care:  Goal is preventing childhood illnesses or disabilities and identifying children's and young adult's problems early on before they become severe and disabling.

Health Tracks is a FREE program for children 0-21 years of age that are on North Dakota Medical Assistance with no recipient liability.  Health Tracks is a preventive health check-up to discuss health concerns and available community resources.

Health Tracks Screening is completed by a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker.


The screening includes:

  • Hearing and Vision Evaluations
  • Dental Evaluations
  • Physical Assessment
  • Lab Tests for Hemoglobin, Urinalysis and Lead Screening if risk factors
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental Screening
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Screening
  • Education
  • Parental Guidance
  • Connection to Community Resources and Referrals

 

For more information in regards to Health Tracks, go to:
North Dakota Health Tracks

School Health
Health education classes, counseling, and screening performed by Registered Nurse. Services include:

  • Vision Screening
  • Health Education
  • School Immunization Assessment
Newborn Home Visiting Program
After you bring your new baby home, a nurse can come and visit you in the comfort of your own home. She will come at a time that is best for you and your baby.

All Richland County newborns and their families can have the nurse visit.
The visit does not cost you anything!

The nurse will weigh and measure your baby. She will listen to the baby’s heart and lungs. She will also check the baby over for any health concerns.The nurse will also answer any questions you may have on how to care for your new baby. She will provide you with information on the following topics:
  • Infant Development
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Positive Parenting
  • Infant Feeding
  • Infant CPR
  • Dental Care
  • Immunizations
  • Routines
  • Sleep Patterns
Child Seat Safety
Richland County Health Department is committed to the safety of our children while riding in a vehicle. The department has a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff that can help you in determining the proper child restraint for your child, how to install it correctly in the vehicle, how to properly secure the child in the restraint, and any other passenger safety issues you may have.

For more information on Maternal and Child Health contact us by phone or email or use our Request for Information form.
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