J.J. asks from Silver Spring, MD on June 19, 2008
Hello, would anyone know of a place that gives immunizations for 1yr and 4yr old? I am looking for a place that does not charge an arm and a leg or free *smile*. I don't have health insurance at the moment. I am looking anywhere in the area, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, White Oak, Rockville, Gaithersburg or germantown.
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N.W. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
Try the county Community Health Center at 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring ###-###-####.
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services main number is ###-###-####.
V.P. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
I wanted to let you know that the Maryland Department of Health offers Free Immunizations (I just checked and this in PG county, not Montgomery if that is where you reside). I did not read the earlier postings which might have better info.
There is more info posted on this website at: http://www.nbc4.com/childrenshealth/13753865/detail.html
you can call the Immunization Program at ###-###-####.
Best of luck and happy and savings!
L.G. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) Program
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 25-year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long term health, growth and development.
CCI/WIC staff will show participants how to:
* Use foods to improve your family’s health.
* Get information on healthy lifestyle for a pregnant woman.
* Feed your baby and breastfeed successfully if you choose to.
* Help your child learn to eat healthy food.
* Use your WIC checks to buy food at the grocery store.
* Obtain other health and social services.
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T.Y. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
Hi! Here's what I found out:
Care for Kids is a county-wide program which provides health care services to low income, uninsured children from birth to 18 years of age. Services include well and sick care, immunizations, routine laboratory tests, pharmacy benefits, dental care, mental health care, and case management. Hospitalization and emergency rooms visits are not covered under this program. Eligibility is based on income and family size and is determined by the SEU. It is the policy of Montgomery County to ensure that every child has adequate health care. To apply, please call ###-###-####.
Hope this helps!
L.A. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
Here is some additional info that I think may be helpful. It's always best to apply and let them decide.
Hope this helps
B.B. answers from Washington DC on June 22, 2008
Here is the info I have on Howard County. I didn't see any information about residency or income requirements, so it might be worth a call.
Howard County Health Department
SUMMER IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SCHEDULE
The Howard County Health Department offers free vaccine to children and adolescents to meet their school immunization requirements. Free immunizations are also offered for infants. A parent/guardian must accompany their child to the clinic and MUST BRING THE CHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORD.
Walk-in Clinics are held from 3:00-6:00pm. Please arrive before 5:30.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Southeastern Health Center
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723
Walk-in clinics will be discontinued after these dates.
The Howard County Health Department now offers appointments for childhood immunizations on Mondays from 8:30 – 11:00am & 1:00 – 3:30pm at:
Columbia Health Center
7180 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Parent or Guardian must accompany the child and you must come with a copy of the child's immunization (shot) record.
For questions or directions, please call your local health department office:
Columbia Health Center, ###-###-####
Southeastern Health Center, ###-###-####
Website address: http://www.hchealth.org/
C.D. answers from Washington DC on June 20, 2008
I would check with the school that you are districted too. Since kids have to be immunized they do offer alternative ways to get children immunized and offer clinics. I live in Howard County and they offer the immunizations free I believe or for a very nominal fee. I remember getting a lot of info in his backpack in september about this but don't remember any specifics unfortunately. At least the school would know who to contact. Good luck.