Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics' Wee Care Program
Wee Care was created by Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics to help the families of North Idaho obtain quality well-child care for their infants.
Wee Care enrollees will receive complete Well-Child Care from Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics for their first year of life at NO COST. Due to the nature of this program enrollment is limited.
Why is Well-Child Care Important?
Well-Child Care is important for all infants. During your visit, your provider will obtain a comprehensive health and developmental history and perform a complete physical exam on your infant. Parenting, safety, and health issues are discussed and your child will receive his/or her recommended vaccinations and laboratory tests.
Infants receiving comprehensive Well-Child Care and who have a Medical Home have been shown to have better overall health and better development than those infants that do not receive these services.
Who is Eligible?
Wee Care is available for infants between the ages of 2 and 12 months. Wee Care was established for families who do not have health insurance for their children, and for families without Well-Child Care insurance benefits.
What Services are Provided?
Infants enrolled in Wee Care can receive comprehensive Well-Child Care services during their first year of life. Services include thorough examinations and all preventative care services recommended by Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. All immunizations and screening laboratory test recommended for your infant (lead levels, blood iron levels), are included.
What Services are NOT Provided?
Wee Care is for Well-Child Care only. Any acute visits (for colds, ear infections, or other concerns) are not covered by this program. If an issue or problem is identified during your Well-Child visit and a follow-up appointment is needed, this also would not be covered by Wee Care.
How Do I Apply to Wee Care?
Enrollment for Wee Care occurs the first week of each month. Please call our Wee Care coordinator at (208) 777-1335 to enroll your infant. Monthly enrollment is limited, so please call early in the month. Once your infant is enrolled in Wee Care, they will be eligible for Well-Child Care services during their first year of life.
How Much Do These Services Cost?
Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics will provide Well-Child Care services to your infant at NO COST once they are enrolled in Wee Care. These services are totally FREE.