HealthCore Clinic has all your prenatal care needs under one roof including medical, behavioral, ultrasounds, lab, pharmacy, and more. The HealthCore Clinic prenatal care team includes OB-GYN Care, Family Medicine providers, Wesley Family Medicine residents, and Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM). We offer comprehensive checkups throughout your pregnancy to help keep you and your future baby healthy.
Starting prenatal care early in the first trimester can help give your baby the best start to a healthy future. In addition to our experienced and caring nursing staff, some of the services we offer as part of our prenatal care include:
Vaccinations are an important part of your child’s well-child visits. Some parents worry that these shots can lead to certain health problems.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done a number of studies on vaccine use and autism, and they have disproved that there’s a link between the two. Vaccines aren’t only safe, but they also play an important role in keeping all children healthy.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule.
HealthCore Clinic is proud to be a VCF Provider for the Wichita community and surrounding areas.
Well-child visits are a time when parents can check up on their child’s health and make sure they’re growing and developing normally. Well-child visits usually start a few days after children are born and continue until they turn 18.
Your child will need wellness checkups at ages 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2 1/2 years, 3 years, and then annual visits after that. During these checkups, your health care provider will assess your child’s physical and emotional development, give guidance and immunizations (shots), and complete any needed tests. This is also a great time to talk with your health care provider about concerns or questions you have about your child’s development (physical, mental or social).
Annual back-to-school check-ups for kids and teenagers is a great time for a thorough physical exam that also addresses any emotional, developmental, or social concerns. In addition to monitoring heart and blood pressure and testing for diabetes, our pediatricians will discuss diet, exercise options, provide a pediatric dental screening, and conduct testing for cholesterol and anemia.
As an integrated health clinic, HealthCore helps patients get a comprehensive picture of their overall health. We screen children’s teeth and mouth during visits because we treat the whole body. Our dental services include everything from exams, cleanings, fillings, and crowns to root canals and oral cancer screenings.
Pediatrics at HealthCore Clinic include a wide range of services including KAN Be Healthy Exams, school physicals, diabetes screening, heart and blood pressure testing, health and wellness programs, Well-Child checks, and immunizations.
At HealthCore Clinic, we take COVID-19 very seriously. When the Coronavirus outbreak began in early 2020, we took swift actions to increase safety measures for our patients and staff. We created a Respiratory Clinic, implemented increased telehealth services, increased cleaning measures, installed safety shields at all front desks, require screenings at every door including temperature checks, created a centralized PPE room, and require a mask to enter the building.
As well, we conducted Well-Child screenings and other non-emergency services for children outside at our mobile clinic or pop-up medical stations.
We were the first in the state to offer COVID-19 testing free of cost to anyone, regardless of symptoms. We conducted nearly 2,000 tests from our mobile clinic in the Wichita State Metroplex parking lot in May and throughout other community spots in need in June.
On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children ages 5 through 11. The authorization was based on the FDA’s thorough and transparent evaluation of the data that included input from independent advisory committee experts who overwhelmingly voted in favor of making the vaccine available to children in this age group. Anyone age 5 or older can currently get the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is imperative that adults contact HealthCore Clinic or their medical provider if they think their child has been exposed to COVID-19 and is displaying any symptoms of the virus.
One of our concerns in children is multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. The CDC and health experts do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, the CDC states that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for kids?
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Thousands of Kansas and millions of Americans have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines underwent clinical trials and have been approved for emergency use authorization. The vaccines will also undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
The Pfizer vaccine has been FDA approved for people age 16 or older and has Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children ages 5-11. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have Emergency Use Authorization for people 18 and older. A vaccines’ EUA status doesn’t mean they’re less safe, they are currently under EUA status because not enough time has passed to show how long the vaccines stay effective.