- children born at risk for developmental delays;
- children who have difficulty learning to speak or doing other things that a typical toddler or preschooler can;
- children whose parents have a concern that “something isn’t right”.
Eligibility is always based on a set of risk factors and diagnoses, never income.
Children can be referred to the Care Coordination for Children Program directly from a hospital. A
Public Health employee called the Community Transition Coordinator collaborates with
hospital staff to receive referrals. Others who can make referrals on behalf of the children are:
- Social Workers
- Other county and state agencies
One of our specially trained nurses and social workers called CC4C Care Managers, or Community
Care Coordinators, will contact the parent of guardian of the child to arrange a visit. We will develop a plan of care based on the family’s concerns.
Services may include:
- assistance with communicating with doctors,
- making appointments,
- exploring child care options or
- making referrals to other agencies and programs.
The CC4C Care Manager will also provide information regarding age-appropriate growth and
development. One of the best benefits of the program is that the Care Manager is able to offer
periodic developmental screenings, if needed, until the child turns five years of age.
Families are contacted weekly to every three months based on their needs. Contacts may be:
- face to face,
- in the home or another place convenient for the family or
- by phone, email or letter.
Appointment times are flexible to meet the needs of the family and the Care Manager.
If you live in Guilford County and think your child may quality for the Care Coordination for
Children Program, or if you have questions about the program, please contact the Community
Transition Coordinator at 336-641-7641.