Your child’s health
Taking care of your child’s health is a big job. Children have special health needs. We’re here to help.
Immunize on time
Make sure you stay current on your child’s shots (immunizations) because shots can help keep kids healthy. There is a schedule for childhood shots, which you should follow with your pediatrician’s guidance. For example, the shot for chickenpox is due when your child is 15 to 18 months old. Childhood shots are safe, and we’ll send you rewards in the mail for getting your child immunized.
Questions to ask your doctor during a visit
- Does my child need a shot?
- When is the next shot due?
- When should I bring my child back to see you?
- When I get my child home after getting shots, is there anything I should watch for or call you about?
- Can my child still get a shot when he or she is sick?
If you or your child are under age 21 and enrolled in MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth, Network Health will pay for all medically necessary services covered by federal law, including dental.
Network Health also covers new services that treat behavioral-health issues, which include mental health or substance abuse problems. These services are available to members under age 21 who are enrolled in MassHealth Standard and CommonHealth. For information about these services, call us at 888-257-1985 (TTY: 888-391-5535), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re happy to help.