Connections for Kids Clinic

Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Connections for Kids Clinic is a medical home for children and youth in kinship and foster care and is staffed by multidisciplinary professionals with expertise and experience caring for the unique health care issues facing these children and youth.

  • Colorado State laws require that children in foster care must have a routine physical exam scheduled within 14 calendar days after placement. A dental exam, also, is required within eight weeks after placement in foster care.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends foster children have physical exams every six months while in placement though children under 3 years of age have physical exams more frequently.

Quality Care

The Connections for Kids Clinic (CFKC) provides comprehensive health care to children and youth in kinship and foster care. Our comprehensive, team-based approach provides care for the whole child. As a result, visits may take longer to complete compared to typical medical-only visits. Also, providers in CFKC can complete all necessary paperwork for foster parents to fulfill all state and local requirements.

CFKC Services

  • Well Child and Sports Examinations
  • Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Dental Care
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations
  • Case Management
  • Sick Visits
  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program On Site
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory

Appointments

CFKC has a dedicated appointment line: 303-602-5650

  • Appointments can be made either in advance, or for same day sick appointments. Our clinic nurse can provide telephone triage and support services on the telephone.
  • For urgent or sick visits, children may be taken to the nearest health care provider or urgent care clinic.

What To Bring For Your Appointment

  • Proof of placement papers;
  • Identification for you and your foster child to all appointments;
  • Past health information including health conditions, medications, and immunization records.
What To Expect For Your Appointment

Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment in order to register and to complete health questionnaires. Our team includes pediatricians, behavioral health providers, a nurse care coordinator and a social worker in addition to family planning and dental staff. In order to provide complete care, your visit may take 60-90 minutes; and a caregiver must be present for the duration of the visit.

Location

Bernard F. Gipson Eastside Family Health Center
501 28th St. | 303-602-6333
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