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Family Healthcare

Family Health carries on a proud tradition of quality service to promote optimum health outcomes as related to child growth and development and human reproduction.

 

Prenatal Services

The Family Health Program provides prenatal services and is available to pregnant teenagers as well as income eligible, at risk women. In assessing individual needs and determining what instruction might be necessary, the following areas may be covered:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Problems in Pregnancy
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Referral to Community Resources
  • Smoking, alcohol, drug effects on the baby
  • Stress Management
  • Preparations for Childbirth and Baby
  • Sexuality
  • Postpartum and Child Health - these visits are offered to improve the health status of infants and children and to provide support and parenting information to the new family.

Postpartum Services

A personalized home visit from a public health nurse to any family in Wabasha County with a newborn baby.  currently, the first visit is at no cost to the family, as it it covered by a grant or medical assistance.

The Public Health nursing visits include:

  • Assessment of mom and baby's health
  • Check baby's weight
  • Breastfeeding or bottle feeding
  • Community Resources
  • Relationships
  • Coping Skills
  • Role Changes
  • Post Partum depression education
  • Sexuality
  • Contraception
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Environmental risks
  • Appropriate infant cares

Family Home Visiting Services

These services are available to parents and infants/children birth to 3 years of age.  The public health nursing visits may include:

  • Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Growing Great Kids curriculum which includes:  basic care, social and emotional development, cues and communication, physical and brain development, play and stimulation, and parent's needs.
  • Referral to community resources
  • Home safety

 

Car Seat Classes

Free car seat safety classes are offered monthly.  Check with your insurance as many offer a free car seat or money towards a car seat if you take a qualifying class.  Parents and grandparents are welcome.  Call for next class dates and to register for the class.

 

WHO PAYS FOR THESE SERVICES?

We do bill available resources, but if no payment source is available, we will use grants or Wabasha County Public Health funds, so there is no out of pocket cost to you!

 

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