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There are no silly questions when it comes to your child's health

There are no silly questions when it comes to your child's health

Now that the weather is beginning to change and school is back in session, don’t be surprised to see your child getting a cold or illness. Viruses that cause things like the common cold love the changing weather and swings between warm and cold days. Don’t ever hesitate to call your healthcare provider’s office to discuss your child’s symptoms or take them to be seen for an appointment if your child is sick. Things to be concerned about and seek medical attention or advice are:

  • fevers that don’t go away with medications
  • decreased fluid intake and refusing to drink liquids
  • sleeping a lot more
  • not getting up to play.

If you can’t decide if you need to have your child seen, call and discuss it with your healthcare provider’s office. There are never silly questions or concerns, and it is better to address health concerns right away than wait until the problem becomes more serious. A concerned parent or guardian is a great parent or guardian.

Here at the Kid Clinic I provide primary healthcare for infants and children from 2 weeks of age up through their 18th birthday. I do well child checkups and have all vaccine programs available. I also see same day appointments when your child is sick and needs to be seen. Whether your child is having an ear ache or fever, call us and I will do my best to see them that day. We are open Monday- Friday 8 am-5 pm, and closed from 12-1 pm for lunch.

In addition to primary medical care, the Kid Clinic also provides counseling services with four professional counselors available. Counseling can be a huge benefit for kids with issues like depression and anxiety. The counselors and I work a team to assist each child and their individual situation. You can call and schedule an introductory session with one of the counselors anytime.

The Campbell County Medical Group Kid Clinic is a school-based pediatric clinic offering medical care for Campbell County, Wyoming students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their siblings’ ages 2 weeks and up; and counseling services for children 4 years to 21 years. It is located at 800 Butler Spaeth Rd., across from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming. The Kid Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. For more information, call 307-688-8700 or visit www.cchwyo.org/services/pediatrics/kid-clinic/. The Kid Clinic is a collaborative effort between Campbell County Health and Campbell County School District.