Maternal/Child Health (MCH) Services

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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:
    English Español

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    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



    PARENTING RESOURCES
    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
    Safe Sleep
    Got Sleep? (English), or ¿Tienes Sueño? (Español) [PDF} -- Tips to help your baby sleep safely
    Swaddling
    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


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    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)


    Educational Resources

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


    Wisconsin Resources

    Access Wisconsin

    Access of Wisconsin connects people to programs for health, nutrition and child care in Wisconsin.

    MCH hotline

    Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Hotline provides information and links to services relating to pregnant women and children

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    Wisconsin Regulated Childcare Search contains information on the location and regulatory history of the almost 6,000 child care centers and day camps licensed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)

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    Wisconsin Works (W-2) and Job Supports provides employment preparation services, case management and cash assistance to eligible families

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    Wisconsin Housing Search a free resource to help you find a home that fits your needs and budget


    National Resources

    healthcare.gov

    HealthCare.gov / CuidadoDeSalud.gov: The Health Insurance Marketplace, the place to apply and look for affordable health insurance options for you and your family


    Washington County Resources

    Albrecht Free Clinic logo

    Albrecht Free Clinic provides free medical care to uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington County, Wisconsin.

    Community Outreach Clinic logo

    Community Outreach Clinic serves the uninsured and underinsured residents of Community Memorial Hospital's service area.

    Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin logo

    Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin provides affordable, quality and confidential reproductive health care to people across Wisconsin.