The Division of General Pediatrics and the Worcester area offices of the Department of Children and Families are improving the delivery of health care to foster children. The FaCES (Foster Children Evaluation Services) Clinic provides the following:
- Initial evaluations for children up to age eighteen within seven days of placement
- Review of medications, allergies, chronic illnesses and any urgent medical issues
- Update of immunizations
- Thorough examinations within 30 days of placement
- Developmental and mental health screenings: Children under age three are referred to local early intervention programs. Children over three are referred for appropriate mental health care at UMass Memorial or in the community.
All information, including previous medical information and immunization records, is kept at the clinic. A copy is sent to the child's primary care physician who will monitor the child's health while in foster care. If a child is moved to another home, the clinic will provide ongoing access to the medical history and will help obtain the record of health care services.
Learn more about the FaCES Clinic by visiting its website.
To schedule an appointment, call 774-443-7962.
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center - University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655