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 for up to one year of age.
    If you are interested in any of these services, please call us at 262-335-4462 and ask for an MCH nurse.
    Maternal-Child Health Services Brochure

    Click the appropriate picture for a brochure outlining our comprehensive services:
    English Español

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    • Pregnancy Testing is available by appointment
    • We can also 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 office 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]
    Baby Safety Basics
    Baby Safety Basics: A guide to keeping your baby safe during the first year of life
    Safe Sleep
    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]
    How To Swaddle A Baby - step by step video from Luna Lullaby

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    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:/, or the up-to-date Lead-Safe Wisconsin page( , 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)

    Related Links:

    A compilation of internet resources on the topics of pregnancy, parenting and breast feeding

    Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus

    WI Association for Perinatal Care

    The Happiest Baby

    March of Dimes

    Patient At Risk

    Act Early

    Seed of Hope pregnancy support

    Every Woman Wisconsin

    Parenthetical - parenting resource for
    tweens and teens

    MCH Hotline