Maternal & Child Health

About Maternal & Child Health Services

The Child Health and Maternal Infant Health Service is a comprehensive health program designed to serve pregnant women and their children and to improve the health of the mother during pregnancy in order to deliver a healthy baby.

Child Health Services

Services provided:

  • Age-appropriate, Well Child maintenance which include growth measurements, developmental screening, physical exams, and laboratory testing as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Age-appropriate Immunizations
  • Age-appropriate counseling for common childhood concerns (nutrition, toilet habits, discipline, dental, and safety concerns)
  • Blood lead screenings from six months to six years
  • School health assessments
  • Free screenings at Russell Child Development Center
  • Health assessments for child care

Healthy Start Home Visitor Program (HSHV)

The HSHV program is free and provides a home visit to expectant and new parents in Grant County. It provides information and support related to pregnancy health and about becoming a new parent. The program's purpose is for every woman to have a healthy baby and a healthy family.

HSHV Educational Topics

  • What to expect during pregnancy
  • Prevention, signs and symptoms of pre-term birth
  • Labor and delivery
  • Baby care
  • Baby blues/depression
  • Baby's growth and learning
  • Relationships
  • Breastfeeding
  • Importance of birth spacing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Car seat safety
  • Other family support services