We Keep Head Start Children
Healthy and Safe

Eastern Oregon University Head Start keeps all children up to date on their screenings and assessments. We do this to ensure that your children are healthy, happy, and successful.

Screenings and Assessments

Well-Child Exam

Each year, Eastern Oregon University Head Start student’s will need to complete a Well-Child Exam with their primary care provider. This exam is a head-to-toe assessment of your child’s health status. 

Please note, a sick visit does not count towards completing this exam.

Developmental Screenings

All children will receive communication, personal-social, motor skills, problem-solving, and social-emotional health screenings.

Nutrition And Growth Assessment

If your child is currently enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), Eastern Oregon University Head Start will request records from WIC. 

If not enrolled, we will conduct growth and nutrition assessments. Parents will be notified of any concerns that may arise during the assessments.

Dental Screenings

Each year, Eastern Oregon University Head Start students will need to complete a dental exam and/or screening. Dental screenings are offered at your child’s Head Start center. 

If your child has not received a dental exam in the past year, an exam will need to be completed as soon as possible after the screening.

Hearing and Vision Screenings

Hearing and Vision screenings are completed at your child’s Head Start center. Parents are contacted before this screening so that they can participate in the process and will be notified of any concerns.

Additional Help

      • If private health insurance is not available or your child does not qualify for Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Eastern Oregon University Head Start may have funds to assist your child with Dental and Well-Child Exams.

      • If you have questions about the available Health Services, or eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan, our Health and Nutrition Manager is here to help. Please call 541-962-3798.

CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WIC.

CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OHP.

Immunizations

Please Be Advised

Oregon State Law requires that each child must have at least one dose of each required immunization before they enter the classroom. If your child does not have one dose of each, we ask that you get those from your Healthcare provider, or through the Public Health Department.

recommended vaccination schedule for Children ages 0-6

Click the button below to see the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children ages 0-6.