Pregnancy and Newborn Programs

Healthy Mom Healthy Baby

Mother kissing babyThe Prenatal Care Coordination program is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby. The program provides help and support to find the following; health care, personal support, information on good eating habits and health practices, information and help finding services in the community. Call Jacee at 715-478-3371 with additional questions regarding this program or visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

Newborn Visit

Following the birth of your child, a public health nurse will contact you to see how you and the baby are doing and offer a visit to assist families with any questions or concerns you may have.

Northwoods Healthy Families

Northwoods Healthy Families provides support for new parents during and after pregnancy. This program will offer education on your new baby’s development, answer questions you have about where to get what you need for your and your baby, and bridge you with other local resources.

Northwoods Healthy Families Brochure

Child Development

The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Click here for more information.

Safe Sleep

Always place babies on their backs to sleep. Click here for more information.

Water Testing

The Health Department offers free annual well water testing to low-income families with pregnant women or children in the home. Water is tested for bacteria and nitrates, which can be harmful to pregnant women and children. Unsafe water test results are referred to the Department of Natural Resources for assistance resolving problems.

Breastfeeding

For information on breastfeeding support, please see our Breastfeeding Support page.