The maternal and child health program provides various services to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children within the community.
Services provided through the maternal and child health program include:
- Health Priority Issues - the maternal and child health program focuses on one health priority issue over a three year contract period. This issue has been determined a need within the county and is the focus of system developments around the issue. The health priority focus through 2014 is prevention of unintentional injury.
- Prenatal Case Management - pregnant women with increased risk factors can receive individual counseling and education to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
- Immunizations - immunizations are provided to infants and children in the community at no charge via the Vaccines for Children program. Eligibility requirements do have to be met for this service.
- Lead Case Management - children with elevated lead levels are educated and managed with follow-up counseling until levels return to normal levels.
- Child Care Health Consultation - a registered nurse oversees this program and acts as an advocate and educator to ensure local daycare facilities are providing the best care possible to our residents. Health promotions are also done at the centers for the children to learn healthy habits.
- Car Seat Program - the Pike County Health Department currently has two certified child passenger technicians on staff to install and verify proper placement of car seats. Seat installations and checks are done by appointment.
- Newborn Screenings - these screenings are performed by a registered nurse and education is provided on the testing conducted for this screening. There is a fee for this service.
For more information about the maternal and child health program or the services provided please contact the Public Health agency at (573) 324-2111 or contact us by email.