Baby Health Service Will Treat More Children

Kentucky’s oldest free medical clinic for children dedicated Carole’s Corridor, including refurbished examining rooms and public spaces, in memory of Carole Eastland, past president of Baby Health Service, at a ceremony in November.

The renovations help keep the 97-year-old clinic updated and modern to meet the needs of the changing community. Volunteer physicians and medical staff also were honored for their devotion to providing the highest quality medical care to the most vulnerable members of our community, children.

The Baby Health Clinic has extended its age limit from birth to 12 years to birth to 17 years to help more children. In 2010 Baby Health Service treated more than 2,000 children. The value of this free medical care was more than $228,000.

Baby Health Service, founded in 1914, serves children without health insurance and whose families do not qualify for Medicaid. Well child visits, sick visits, medications, lab tests and immunizations are paid by Baby Health Service.

Childhood obesity is the focus of this year’s board and health care professionals. Patient and parent education of healthy lifestyles is a goal.

The clinic, at 1590 Harrodsburg Rd. in Lexington, is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-noon.

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