Services & Specialties

CHECK Foster Care

Comprehensive Health Evaluations for Cincinnati’s Kids

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The CHECK (Comprehensive Health Evaluations for Cincinnati’s Kids) Foster Care Center is here to help with the medical needs of your child during a time of transition.

Our clinicians are dedicated to helping families by taking a multidisciplinary approach to providing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to meet the unique medical, dental, behavioral and mental health needs of children in foster care and kinship care in Greater Cincinnati.

The CHECK Foster Care Center is headed by medical director Mary Greiner, MD, MS, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s.

Clinical services are provided by Greiner, Megan Hennigan, MD, Eunice Blackmon, MD, Julie Dversdall, MSN, APRN, CPNP, and Emily Harris, MD, at the Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus and the Liberty Campus

Patient representatives Janae Lucas and Jeanette Williams as well as social worker Tiffany McDonald assist clinicians and families with obtaining medical history, scheduling specialty appointments and locating and establishing continuity in pediatric care for your child.

Our Services

The CHECK Foster Center team will help guide you and your child in foster or kinship care through the process of establishing healthcare. Learn More

About Foster and Kinship Care

Children in foster care and kinship care face many obstacles to healthy lives and often have complex medical and behavioral problems. Learn More

How You Can Help

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Children placed into foster and kinship care face many healthcare obstacles and are often in need of special care. No other program in the Cincinnati area currently meets the complex medical needs of these vulnerable children.

Your support can help to:

  • Provide emergency items (diapers, formula, cribs, beds, helmets, toothbrushes / toothpaste) for children newly placed in care
  • Provide comfort items (blankets, stuffed animals, books) for children in transition
  • Provide resources (grocery money, gas cards) for kinship families caring for children
  • Support pilot clinical programs at CHECK Foster Care Center including bringing a dentist to the clinic and having a therapist on site for children immediately following removal from their homes
  • Support research in how to best provide healthcare for children in foster and kinship care and youth aging out of foster care to improve long-term outcomes (completing high school, higher education, employment)