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||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing|
To Offer Fee Physicals
MAILED: Jan. 19, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire School of Nursing will offer free health evaluation clinics for infant through middle-school age children in February.
The clinics will include a physical assessment, developmental screening, nutrition assessment, vision and hearing screening and a review of the child's health history. Children ages 3 and older also will receive urine testing.
Nursing students conduct the clinics under the supervision of certified nurse practitioners. Supervisors will be available to sign physical examination forms for preschool, day care, kindergarten or camp. Referrals are made to appropriate resources as necessary.
Students will follow the clinics with home visits during the spring semester to provide a summary of clinic findings, expand their understanding of the joys and concerns of parenting, explore stimulation of child learning in the home, and provide information on health and development topics of interest to the family.
The clinics are paced to allow explanations of procedures to the child so it can be a positive experience with health care for the young children. Parents should allow about two hours for screenings.
Limited appointments are available by calling (715) 836-5515.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 19, 1999