Programs & Services Providing Comprehensive and Collaborative Health Care Initiatives Shipley Child Health Clinic Pediatric healthcare is provided to all children, ages birth to 18, or until high school graduation. Our clinic provides comprehensive primary care with a major focus on prevention and wellness. Children are provided well-child exams with a focus on Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT). The importance of immunizations is stressed, and education is provided with the administration of vaccines. Age-adjusted examinations are provided based on Bright Futures Anticipatory Guidance and recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Furthermore, the Clinic provides a medical home for the continuity of care for children. We provide treatment for chronic and seasonal illnesses, follow-up for critical and urgent care, and medication management to maintain health. IMMUNIZATIONS The immunizations that are given to your child will help to prevent certain childhood illness and are required for school entrance. We record immunizations in each child’s medical chart and enter the data on the Ohio Department of Health’s website. This allows our state to monitor the immunization status of its children. It also enables other doctors and public health providers to access a child’s immunization history to avoid unnecessary vaccinations. Thrive Shipley participates as a partner in the Stark County THRIVE Pathways Hub. THRIVE is a collaborative initiative coordinated through the Canton City Health Department to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes. The program brings together community providers, medical resources, and social services to help ensure all babies celebrate their first birthdays. Reach Out and Read The Shipley Child Health Clinic is a designated Reach Out and Read site. This program is an early literacy program that is sponsored in part by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each child from 6 months of age until the age of 5 years is given a new culturally appropriate book at each well child exam. Through the generosity of community donors, grant funding and staff contributions, the program continues to expand. We distribute approximately 1,000 new books annually to children who receive care at our clinic. For learn more, visit https://reachoutandread.org/. If you are interested in making a donation, Click Here to learn more.