CHECK Foster Care | Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We will send medical records to the doctor of your choice.It is Ohio law that any child who goes into child welfare custody (foster or kinship care) be seen for his or her initial and comprehensive evaluations. The CHECK Center was started so that any child going into child welfare custody can come to a centralized location where we can provide you as much information and support as possible to take the best care of your child and have the best health outcomes.

No, the clinic will not replace your current primary medical doctor. We will send the doctor of your choice any records from our clinic.
No, we have all of the paperwork to complete for the county. We will fax that information to the appropriate agency. If you do have any medical records, please bring them with you.
There are two required visits: an initial evaluation and a follow-up comprehensive evaluation.

If you already have a current primary medical doctor, the CHECK Center will see your child for his or her initial and follow-up comprehensive evaluations. Afterwards, we will get all records to your primary care doctor, and further well-child check or sick visits will be at the doctor’s office of your choice. However, the CHECK Center will always be available as a resource and happy to see your child if you need us!

If you do not have a primary medical doctor, you can get well-child checks and sick visits done at the CHECK Center until we help you to establish a new medical home for your child.

Yes, at each visit we will check to see if the child needs any immunizations and we will update them and provide you the records.

Please feel free to give us a call or ask us at your next appointment.