Children's Health Care Department
A doctor of the Children's Health Care Department provides training to a child. [Photo/CQHCWC]
Established in 1985, the Children's Health Care Department of Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC) is a key department at the hospital. It offers children general health outpatient services, specialist outpatient services, early development training and planned immunization outpatient services, among others.
The department integrates disease prevention, health care, scientific research, teaching and management, and provides comprehensive and systematic children's health care services – ranging from prevention to treatment.
It has participated in more than 20 national and municipal-level scientific research projects and published more than 40 core journal papers.
The department has received honors such as the third prize of the "Heinz Cup" China maternal and child nutrition and health research achievement award, and the third prize of Chongqing's science and technology progress award. It has been designated the "children's disability diagnosis center" by the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission (formerly the Chongqing Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission), and is also one of the drafting units of the "screening and intervention guidelines for children's sleep problems", which is a national health industry-standard project.
Under the leadership of the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission and CQHCWC, the department is responsible for guidance, technical training, supervision and quality control of the city's health management for children from 0 to 6 years old. It also undertakes health care management and operational guidance for nurseries and kindergartens in Chongqing.
The department additionally undertakes the diagnosis of children with disabilities, disease screening for newborns, child death reviews and the planning, implementation, quality control and summary of public health projects in the city. Each year, it offers multiple training courses at various levels for doctors, nurses and early education teachers, helping them to improve the level of health care for children.
The Children's Health Care Department now has two chief physicians, five deputy chief physicians, six attending physicians and six resident physicians. Among them, two have a doctorate and 12 have a master's degree. The department also has 10 early education teachers and three children's rehabilitation technicians.
Special examinations and training: allergen tests, bone density tests, bone age determinations and height predictions, blood lead tests, vision screenings, eye position examinations, hearing screenings, middle ear examinations, preschool attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis, the screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, children's development tests, children's intelligence tests, temperament tests, mood tests and various assessments (neuromotor ability, gross motor, fine motor, language ability and oral function) and training (gross motor, language, oral function, fine motor and sensory integration training, occupational therapy, traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation, etc.).
Health care services: general children's health outpatient services, specialist outpatient services and early development training center services.
Specialty services: allergy specialist, obesity specialist, sleep specialist, short-stature specialist, eating behavior problems specialist, high-risk infant intervention specialist, developmental behavior specialist and the early comprehensive development training center.