Family Health

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 all pregnant women based on income eligibility and risk factors. In assessing individual needs and determining what instruction might be necessary, the following areas may be covered:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Health Concerns during Pregnancy
  • Referral to Community Resources
  • Smoking, alcohol, drug effects during pregnancy
  • 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.

The Public Health nursing visits include:

  • Assessment of mom and baby's health
  • Check baby's weight
  • Breastfeeding or bottle feeding support and resources
  • 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.
  • Evidence Based Home Visiting available to qualifying participants
  • 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.