Home Visitation Program
Prenatal 0-5 Home Visits
The Home Visitation Program is committed to helping new parents face the uncertainties that come from raising a child. Registered nurses from the Health Department visit parents in their homes to give support, teaching and parenting information for infants who have risk factors which may include: prematurity, low apgar scores, birth trauma, substance abuse, and need for parenting skills.
Medicaid/Targeted Case Management
This program is a Medicaid benefit for infants and families. Registered nurses make home visits to assess the needs of families and give referrals for community resources.
Someone from your local health department will call you to schedule a time for the nurse to visit with you in your home.
The nurse will:
- Assess any of your needs or concerns
- Assist you with finding a primary care provider, or other resources
- Provide you with support and guidance
- Refer you to other community resources as needed (WIC, Family Support Services, HEAT Assistance and others)
- Well child care/Immunizations
- Safety for the car, crib, home and other places
- Infant sleep patterns/SIDS
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Second-hand smoke and other substances
- Developmental Milestones
For information please contact your local county office.