Child Health Clinic treats kids from birth to 18

Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 07:41:49 PM. The Child Health Clinic treats kids from newborns to age 18 — about 27,000 visits a year. It is funded by the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.
Dr. Hilary Stempel looked at the computer screen and studied a graph that contained information about her patient, 11-month-old Jayden Atancio. “This shows he is going to be a very healthy gentleman,” she told the child’s mother, Elizabeth Tapia. Tapia brought the infant to the Child Health Clinic at Colorado Children’s Hospital because he had been wheezing, and she was concerned he might have asthma. “I think today what is going on is he has a cold,” Stempel said after examining the boy. Jayden, a wide-eyed and placid baby, is Tapia’s fifth child. All have been treated at the clinic, a full-service pediatric practice that provides primary and outpatient care for infants and children from low-income metro-area families who have little or no health insurance. Another son, who is now 14, was diagnosed at the clinic with a problem that required cranial surgery when he was 4 months old, Tapia said. Surgeons at Children’s Hospital Colorado, directly across the street, performed the delicate surgery. Her children have received speedy and excellent treatment at the clinic, she said through an interpreter. “They have a lot of patience with my son, and all my children.” The clinic treats kids from newborns to age 18 — about 27,000 visits a year. It is funded by the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, a past recipient of the Post’s Season to Share campaign. The clinic focuses on disease prevention and health maintenance. Services include hearing and vision screening, nutritional...Read more
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