At Cherokee Health Systems, we are proud to serve the youngest members of your family. We offer a wide-array of services for children and adolescents provided by professional and caring staff who are dedicated to the integrated model. This means that primary care physicians work alongside behavioral health clinicians to offer your child more holistic care.
Primary medical care services are offered to newborns, children, and teenagers at most Cherokee Health Systems locations. These services include well-child visits, immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses, school and sports physicals, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses like asthma, allergies, and ADHD.
Integrated with primary care services, Cherokee Health Systems also offers behavioral health services to children and teens. Our pediatric behavioral health clinicians provide treatment for a number of behavioral conditions including ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior problems, trauma, sleep problems, and self-management of obesity, asthma, and other chronic illnesses.
Developmental psychologists at Cherokee Health Systems provide a wide-array of services for children, including evaluation and treatment of developmental delays, learning difficulties, attention deficit problems, social skills problems, and other conditions that affect children and their development. We also offer Individualized Education Plan (IEP) consultations for school-aged children attending public school. These services are currently offered at Center City, Talbott, and Dameron Avenue.
Adventure Quest is an alcohol and drug prevention program for youth who are at risk for alcohol, tobacco, drug use, or abuse and who may have problems in their school, family, community, or peer groups. Each semester, 10 to 12 students are referred to the program by teachers, guidance counselors, or school administrators. The group meets on a weekly basis for 10-15 weeks and during that time the group works together to solve challenges, puzzles, and problems. These situations often present real-life examples for students to foster communication skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-confidence. Near the end of each semester, the group has the opportunity to go to a Ropes Course provided by the Boy Scouts of America. Students get the opportunity to experience rock-climbing, rappelling, and a zip-line from the top of the climbing tower.