Healthy Kids



Parent's Guide:  A publication of West Virginia Kids Count

"What is the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?"

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

Check out the following to help keep your teenager safe on the roads:


Bullying and Suicide:  What We Know and What it Means for Schools


Heads Up:  Concussion resources for parents of youth and high school athletes, and of school children: 



One Call. One Text. One Click.  INSTANT HELP.

Get connected with community-based substance treatment programs and behavioral health services near you.

Click here for informational brochure.

Check the CHIP Health e-Library for Facts, Fun & Tips

Make​ 5210 Your Way Every Day!

The Milestones Quiz 
Text Version

Ages & Stages

Professionals rely on ASQ for the best developmental screening for children from one month to 5 ½ years.  Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children.  Filling out an ASQ helps you to have a more meaningful discussion with your child’s pediatrician before their checkup.  Please see www.agesandstages.com to get more information.


Immunization Schedules for Children Birth through Age 18
Ages 0-6
Ages 7-18 

Preventive Services Timeline

What To Do When Your Child Has a Fever

Tips for Brushing for Babies and Toddlers! 
Click link to see a video. (Text Version link available on same page.)

KidsDoc Symptom Checker 

Symptom Checker Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next.
(Source:  American Academy of Pediatrics)


When Should I Take My Child to the Emergency Department?

Whenever your child is sick or injured, you need to decide how serious the problem is and how soon to get medical care.  Read this article to help you choose whether it is best to call your doctor, go to an urgent care clinic, or go to an emergency department right away.


The "Sugar-sweetened Drinks" and Obesity Link?

Sugar is not evil, but too much of it in certain forms is bad for you. Our State ranks high in the obesity epidemic, which contributes to the incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Both conditions are "linked to consumption of sugar intake, and in particular to sugar-sweetened beverages," according to an article published by Dr. Paul S. Auerback in May 2010 in Healthline. You think you aren't consuming "that much" sugar, after all you may only drink one or two sodas a day. Check out the video at the link below:


Still think you don't consume too much sugar?