Health Services

Healthy Children are More Successful in School 

Healthy children are more successful in school. We work intensively with families to ensure that all children have an ongoing source of continuous medical and dental care and are up to date on a schedule of age-appropriate preventive and primary health care.

Comprehensive Health Support

RCHS works closely with several consultants, which include a pediatrician, nutritionist, and dental hygienist, to deliver comprehensive health support programming. Our Health Advisory Committee brings members of the local health community together to discuss policies and ways to improve the delivery of health support services to families.

Preventive Family Health Care

Preventive family health care information is obtained at registration and throughout the child’s participation in Rutland County Head Start. Using a comprehensive web-based management system, we monitor numerous health data which include:

  • Health history
  • Lead/Hemoglobin
  • Hearing/Vision
  • Nutrition History, Growth Chart and
  • Body Mass Index
  • Dental Care and Treatment
  • Physical Care, Treatment and Chronic
  • Conditions
  • Immunizations

In addition to assuring participation in a schedule of well-child care, we assess each child to identify any new or recurring medical, dental or developmental concerns so that timely referrals are made.