Maternal/Child Health (MCH) Services
Promoting healthy lifestyles for children and their families in Washington County is part of our mission to promote health, prevent disease, and protect the public.
Our Public Health Nurses are available as a resource for you. We are able to:make home visits
help link you to community resources
provide you with information for you and your baby
provide visits free of charge
provide visits that are always confidential
For pregnant clients we offer the above services throughout your pregnancy.
For post-partum clients we offer follow-up for you and your baby as needed.
If you are interested in any of these services, please call us at 262-335-4462 and ask for the MCH nurse.
Maternal-Child Health Services Brochure
Click the appropriate picture for a brochure outlining our comprehensive services:
ARE YOU PREGNANT??
- We can help you apply for insurance by appointment
- A Registered Nurse will develop an individualized program designed to meet your needs during pregnancy
- Our services are provided at no cost to you
- For further information please call the Health Department at 262-335-4462, press 0 and ask for the MCH nurse
- See our brochure, ("Are You Pregnant?"), for more information
- Baby's First Month
- Baby's First Month [PDF]
- Baby's First Month Handout [PDF]
- Safety Basics
- Safety tips for babies, 0-12 months
- Infant safety tips from Safe Kids
- Got Sleep? (English), or ¿Tienes Sueño? (Español) [PDF} -- Tips to help your baby sleep safely
- How to Swaddle Your Baby (English) , or Envolviendo al Bebé (Español) [PDF]
- Swaddling - is it safe? (English) , or Envolver al bebé: ¿Es una práctica segura? (Español)[PDF]
- How To Swaddle A Baby - step by step video from Luna Lullaby
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION
Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Is your child at risk for lead poisoning? Every child six months old through five years old should be screened at each well child visit to determine if they should receive a blood lead test. Contact the Washington County Health Department with questions or to see if you qualify for a free home lead hazard screening.
For more information on lead poisoning prevention, check out the EPA's lead information (http:/www.epa.gov/lead/), or the up-to-date Lead-Safe Wisconsin page(http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/index.htm) , which includes new product alerts.
- Is Your Child At Risk For Lead Poisoning?
- Lead Hazard Abatement Resource Guide for Washington County Residents
- CDC recommends lower action level for lead in children's blood (May 2012)
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