Child Health

About the Child Health Program

The Child Health Program is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the children of Scotland County. The goal is to prevent mortality and morbidity among children and youth by providing education, and other preventative efforts to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases and other conditions. The program participates in various community and outreach activities.


Health services include:
  • Immunizations
  • Lead and Sickle Cell Testing and Follow-Up,
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
School Health initiatives are planned yearly in conjunction with the school system providing education, collaboration, and various committee involvements.

Scotland County's Child Fatality Prevention Team

In 1993, local Child Fatality Prevention Teams (CFPT) were established to conduct county-level reviews of non-Department of Social Services (DSS) related child fatalities, identify system problems, and make recommendations locally, and to the State Team, that are based on case reviews. Like most counties in North Carolina, Scotland County's local Child Fatality Team (CFPT-Health Department) and Community Child Protection Team (CCPT-DSS) work together as a combined unit to accomplish these tasks.

The State of NC requires a minimum of (4) meetings per calendar year, but our local team meets (5) times, to ensure this mandate is met. The CFPT/CCPT subcommittee, which consists of members of the main team, meet separately from the main team, on an as needed basis to work on the assessment, planning, and implementation of selected promotion and awareness activities.


Learning from our past, to protect our future.

Additional Information

For more information or for persons interested in joining the team, contact Carlotta Rivers, RN BSN, Scotland County CFPT Chairperson, at 910-277-2470 ext. 4473 or by email or Gwendolyn Clark, Scotland County CFPT Review Coordinator at 910-277-2470 ext. 4424 or by email.

Scotland County Health Department and its employees are prohibited from discriminating against clients:

  1. Because the individual is unable to pay;
  2. Because payment for those services would be made under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); or
  3. Based upon the individual's race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.