Pediatric Services

The Henry County Medical Center pediatrics unit specializes in children ages newborn to eighteen. A special menu is offered with foods that kids usually like.

A meal is provided for a caregiver who stays with the child. We provide a bed or reclining chair for family members who stay with younger children. Games, toys, video games and movies are provided. Churches and various organizations and civic groups donate stuffed animals and blankets for patient usage.

We use monitors for blood pressure and respirations that are specifically designed for pediatric patients. For more information on our pediatrics unit at HCMC, please call 731-642-2411

Jameson Casteel-Rachel Lamb Memorial Library

Additionally, there is the Jameson Casteel-Rachel Lamb Memorial Library located at the 2nd Floor waiting room next to the unit. Donations of books and other items are available in the library for the children to utilize.

Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy


HCMC offers the services of Debbie Jelks, a Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy, for children whose physicians order physical therapy. A Certified Specialist is a therapist who has passed a set of standards and testing that were set by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. This certification assures the consumers and healthcare community of the clinician’s advanced skills and knowledge base in their special area of practice. Debbie Jelks, PT, MSPT, PCS, and Director of Rehabilitation Services at HCMC, can be reached by calling 731-642-2411 or by email at