Sometimes taking care of our children with asthma requires more than just medical care. Below is a listing of relevant medical services, community-based programs, and other resources that may support your family and children.
- Bon Secours Richmond Health System
- Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU UCAN Community Asthma Program
- HCA Virginia Health System
- Richmond City Health District Clinic
Community Asthma Programs
- Richmond City Health District’s Lead-Safe & Healthy Homes Initiative
- Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Housing or landlord issues? Problems with Individual Education Plans (IEP) for children? Difficulty obtaining entitlement benefits? These are just some of the supports available through legal representation.
Mothers of children with chronic conditions such as asthma can experience depression more often than other parents. At the same time, feeling depressed can make it difficult to take care of our children with asthma. Support from family and friends is important. It is also helpful to get help from a licensed mental health counselor.
It's a normal part of life to experience occasional Anxiety. But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling.
Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities. –adaa.org
Mental Health Treatment
There are many private mental health practitioners in the Richmond and surrounding areas. If you have private medical insurance or public health insurance such as Medicaid you may contact your health insurance organization for a list of covered providers.
- Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services
- Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services
- Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
- Children’s Mental Health Resource Center