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Healthy Kids Express partners with St. Louis City Public Schools, Urban League Headstart programs and local day care centers to offer important services for children to 21 years.

Healthy Kids Express has seen more than 100,000 children and preformed more than 200,000 screenings for hearing and vision, anemia, lead, dental, asthma and scoliosis. Services also include height/weight measurements and immunizations. The program was developed to bring health care to children 1-18 in St. Louis city, surrounding counties and the Metro East. Healthy Kids Express provides services to 20,000 children per year and is made possible through the generosity of donors to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Healthy Kids Express VanHealthy Kids Express is a site-based program, partnering with local school districts, Head Start programs, local day care centers, and other community sites to offer services. Healthy Kids Express social workers gather resources and are able to connect families to community resources such as low-cost health insurance and healthcare providers. For a list of community resources, visit St. Louis Children's Hospital Community Resource Reference Guide.

Healthy Kids Express provides exams and screenings including:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Lead
  • Anemia
  • Scoliosis
  • Routine physicals
  • Immunizations

Learn more about Healthy Kids Express.

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