Infant, Child & Adolescent Care
Newborns and children require more frequent office visits than adults due to changing needs as they develop. At CHAS Health, we offer pediatric services with experienced and caring providers. From the physical and mental well-being of your child to keeping your kiddo’s smile in top condition, our care team includes pediatricians, family care providers, dentists, pharmacists, patient service coordinators, and behavioral health specialists ready to work with your family at one of our convenient locations in your neighborhood.
If you live in the Inland Northwest and are seeking experienced, specialized care for your child with a compassionate team focused on your child’s needs, connect with CHAS Health today.
Did you know that some Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) plans offer rewards for preventive care?
As your child grows, CHAS Health can provide:
- Specialized care for premature babies
- Well child exams
- Sports physicals
- Tips on health, safety, nutrition, and fitness
- Diagnosis and care for illnesses, infections, and injuries
- Monitoring of milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
- Assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, autism, and ADHD
Our team knows kids grow quickly, our specialized care and services in pediatrics are here to partner with families to maximize the health of growing kids.
Dental health is an important part of childhood wellness. At CHAS Health, we offer kid-friendly exams, cleanings, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and more. We want to partner with your family early in life to learn habits to help your child grow into a healthy smile.
Caring for Children’s Teeth To Prevent Tooth Decay
Care Don’t Share
Don’t share utensils with your child or “clean” a pacifier by putting it in your mouth. You can transfer cavity-causing germs to your child.
Use the Right Amount of Toothpaste
The ADA recommends that parents and caregivers use fluoride toothpaste for children as soon as the teeth erupt or become visible around six months of age. Children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years should use a grain of rice-sized amount of toothpaste. A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 6.
Seal out Decay
Ask your dentist about applying dental sealants to chewing surfaces of teeth.
Start Cleaning Teeth Early
As soon as the first tooth appears, begin cleaning by wiping the tooth with a clean, damp cloth. Once more teeth appear, start using a small, soft toothbrush. Start flossing as soon as two teeth touch.
Brush your child's teeth for two minutes twice a day until your child has the skills to brush alone.
Have the first dental visit when your child gets the first tooth or turns one year old, whichever comes first.
Unexpected illnesses and injuries happen with kids, often outside of office hours. That’s why our Spokane Urgent Care clinics are designed to meet immediate needs for minor illnesses or injuries. We have two locations in the Spokane area that are open 7 days a week.
Meet Chazzy, Our Healthcare Ambassador
Meet Chazzy the Hedgehog! As a Health Care Ambassador for CHAS Health, Chazzy loves to help friends and share healthy tips to live by.
- Hiking & Swimming
- Digging holes in the Inland Northwest
- Trying colorful fruits & vegetables – yum!
- Meeting new friends
It is important to take care of yourself so you can grow up healthy and strong. Visiting your doctor and dentist every year for checkups, eating a variety of healthy food, and being active every day will help you do that. All children and families are welcome at CHAS Health Clinics. Chazzy would love to see you soon!
See Chazzy on PBS Fit Kids
Download the Chazzy Coloring Pages!
Parent Resources & Helpful Links
|Apple Health Rewards||Claim your rewards from participating Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) plans!|
|Healthy Children||A parenting site backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the wellbeing of children of all ages|
|CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule||Stay up to date on immunization schedules|
|Care Seat Safety Check||Schedule a free car seat safety check at Sacred Heart|
|NHTSA Car Seat Safety Information||Information & resources to help keep children safe on the road|
|My Plate||A nutrition guide and program by the USDA Center|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||Most up to date recall on unsafe products|
|Project Pinwheel||A local guide through the SRHD focused on family support and prevent child abuse and neglect|
|Washington's Mental Health Referral Service||A free statewide service through Seattle Children’s Hospital that can assist families trying to locate mental health services (like individualized counseling) in their area.|