Why do children come to the OUR KIDS Center?

The Our Kids Center, a clinic affiliated with Nashville General Hospital, provides medical evaluations for children when there are concerns about sexual abuse. Children may be referred for examination by the Department of Children’s Services, police department, doctors, hospitals or other concerned adults.

On occasion, a child may be examined at the Our Kids Center for reasons not related to concerns of abuse. A pediatrician or other health care provider may request a second medical opinion from the Our Kids staff, due to gynecological concerns or questions.