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Note to Parents: 

Due to the weather, Healthy Beginnings has chosen to cancel the screening taking place on December 9th at Foundry Church.  Appointments are still available for our next Bend Screening, January 21, 2017. To request an appointment for January’s screening date, or for other 2017 dates, please contact our office or visit our appointments page. Thank you!

Healthy Beginnings provides access to health and education and behavior services for young children and their families.

Healthy Beginnings provides universal screening services for about 700 children per year in Central Oregon.  Community screening clinics for all children ages 0 to 5 are rotated from January through December in the communities of La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Bend, Madras and Prineville. Using evidence based screening tools and trained volunteer specialists, Healthy Beginnings provides screening in development (speech, motor and concepts), behavior, vision, hearing, health, dental, nutrition, kindergarten readiness and literacy. Along with screening, Healthy Beginnings provides parent education, referral and follow-up, ensuring families are connected to the resources they need.  Healthy Beginnings also offers one-on-one screening services for children in homeless shelters and provides specialized screening services for preschools and child care centers. Funding sources including contributions, donations, fundraising efforts and United Way support. Healthy Beginnings is also a grantee under the Oregon Health Authority, providing insurance assistance and support for families and individuals needing to apply for health insurance.