Resources for Patients & Families
Reach Out and Read
6 months to 5 years old
Reach Out and Read is a nationally supported program that provides a book at each well visit for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Up to 5 years old
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – A literacy program available to patients residing in the 14605 zip code. Once families are enrolled in the program, the child will receive a developmentally appropriate book mailed to their home each month until they are 5 years old.
Girl’s Circle Group
Girls ages 12 – 15 years
Join our Girl’s Circle Group! Our group is for girls ages 12 – 15 and our group brings girls together to strengthen each other and share our stories, truth, wisdom and possibilities. Girls Circle is a place where girls can; talk about experiences, listen to and support one another, develop solid relationships with self and peers, voice their ideas and opinions in a safe environment. Topics include; building friendships, bullying, body image, grief, and more!
Healthy Families Monroe
Families with an infant youger than 3 months
Healthy Families Monroe is a home visiting program for pregnant women or moms who have an infant under the age of 3 months. Highly trained Family Support Specialists provide home visitation, developmental assessments, evidence-based parenting services (PAT – Parents As Teachers), family goal setting and connections to support services.
Teenage Parenting Support Services (TAPSS)
TAPSS provides home-based, comprehensive and intensive supportive counseling and case management for any young parent (male or female, individually and as couples) who resides in Monroe County, is pregnant or parenting, and is under 22 years old. Referrals often center on basic needs, child care, domestic violence, mental health counseling, early intervention, education and employment, housing and medical services.
Healthy Baby Network
Healthy Baby Network provides a variety of resources and services for parents and provides including case management through Baby Love, outreach to mothers, fatherhood program, health education, Black Doula Collaborative, oral health, community action network, and PeerPlace Network development.
Healthy Moms Program
The Healthy Moms Program is focused on creating a nurturing and supportive environment that is life-changing and empowers women to reach their highest potential. The program provides moms with the support they need to be physically healthy, emotionally healthy, and self-sufficient. Services provided include behavioral health support, health home care management, support with education and career objectives, smoking cessation program, and family connects program.
The Early Intervention Program (EI)
Birth through 2 years
The Early Intervention Program is a voluntary developmental evaluation and services program offered by New York State and administered locally by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. EI serves children from birth through 2 years of age and their families where there is a high risk of delay, a suspected delay in development, or a confirmed diagnosis of developmental disability. Evaluations are conducted to determine eligibility. A variety of therapeutic and support services are offered to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
If a child is found not eligible, parents can request developmental monitoring.
SPCC and Mt. Hope Family Center
Families who have active CPS involvement may have access to additional community programs through SPCC and Mt. Hope Family Center.
This chart shows the vaccination schedule our clinic follows. These are guidelines. If your child misses a vaccine please don’t let that stop you from coming in and getting back on schedule.
Educational Resources for Parents
General Information and Resources
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
A division of the National Institutes of Health, NICHD’s website offers resources to families and healthcare providers, promoting wellness and information on conditions that affect children.
- Parent Information – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn how to handle common parenting challenges through interactive activities, and videos.
This site contains information geared toward children, teens and parents in conversational style and has Spanish content.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, this website is dedicated to providing information to parents on topics such as developmental milestones, seasonal interests, general health and safety, information regarding illness and conditions, immunizations and nutrition. It includes videos for common concerns & pediatric information.
- Zero to Three
This national organization provides information and resources to healthcare professionals and parents regarding the immense physical, mental, and emotional growth that occurs in the first three years of a child's life. Includes parenting information and ideas to help your child get the most benefit from these formative years.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
This federal program offers information on how to receive assistance. The goal of this federal program is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5, who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare.
- Symptom Checker - healthychildren.org
This is an interactive tool to help parents make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries you can manage at home.
- Car Seat Education - healthychildren.org
Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. There are many different seats are on the market. Read about tips on choosing the car seat that best fits your child.
- Normal Developmental Milestones - CDC
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move.
- Growth and Development - CDC
From birth to 5 years, track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
This site from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has fun activities for parents, teens, and children of all ages. It highlights the importance of establishing good habits and eating right to grow healthy.
- As a Safety Net practice, no one will be turned away. If you need assistance, our care coordination coordinators can set you up with coverage for your children.
- URMC Financial Assistance
- You may get a bill from Strong Memorial Hospital