R.Benk / WFSU-News

Georgia’s infant mortality rate is the seventh highest in the nation and the in the state’s southern region, health care outcomes are particularly troublesome. But, one women’s clinic in Thomasville is hoping to help change that with the help of a midwife.

By 11 on Friday morning, more than 60 kids signed up for screenings at Children’s Medical Services. Ryan Benk reports, the event helps parents keep tabs on their child’s wellbeing.

After two hours of screenings with a variety of specialists, the only thing the kids here at Children’s Medical Services seem concerned with are their goodie bags. Families from around the Tallahassee area are taking advantage of free dental, vision, language, hearing, cognitive behavior, growth, and motor skills screenings.