Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic
Helping children and their families build healthy lives.
Early experiences impact brain and body development for a lifetime. Our mission is to help children build healthy brains and bodies through healthy relationships early in their life. The Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is a child-centered branch of Healthy Connections and has been established to empower healthy families.
Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is branch of Healthy Connections that brings together medical and behavioral specialists from different organizations to care for children and their families, including those affected by substance use disorder. Our mission is to help children build healthy brains and bodies through healthy relationships early in their lives.
Caregivers partner with professionals as a team and are dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each child and building the best possible plan to address those needs. Children and families who participate in the KIDS ClinicHealthy Connections Developmental Clinicovided on-going screenings and supports from multiple disciplines including but not limited to: (Follow up appoints every 6-months)
This clinic serves the developmental needs of children birth to age 18, and includes the following:
- General pediatric care
- Speech, language, hearing development and literacy
- Feeding and swallowing skills
- Physical therapy
- Psychological and psychosocial
Scheduling of the Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is managed through the Marshall University in the Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC), located at:
One John Marshall Drive
Smith Hall #143 (intersection of Third Avenue and Hal Greer Blvd)
Huntington, WV 25755
Upon request, the Clinic may be held at community locations, including Project Hope for Women & Children.
The Developmental Clinic is once per month by appointment only. Appointments generally last approximately 2 hours.
Referrals are taken over the phone by calling Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center 304.696.3641. Referrals can be made by caregivers, teachers and/or physicians. Please specifically request a Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic appointment.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS:
Healthy Connections and the Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic professionals are committed to the success of children and families and encourage routine visits to ensure healthy minds and bodies. Following an initial visit, a follow up appointment will be scheduled based on the individual needs of each child but at a minimum every 6 months.