UCHD, Protecting Your Health.

 

Maternal & Infant Health

The Union County Health Department is committed to improving and protecting maternal and child health in Union County, Ohio.  We offer a variety of services to insure that women and their children have accessibility to the resources necessary to maintain health and wellness.  Our services include the following:

Prenatal Clinic - This clinic offers comprehensive prenatal care for clients who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid.  Clinics are Thursday mornings by appointment only.

Newborn Home Visit Program - A free visit from a nurse is available to all new mothers. The nurse checks on the health of both the baby and mother, provides education and provides resources that are available in the area.

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) - WIC is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious foods that promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5.

Breastfeeding - Through our Women, Infant and Children program a Breast Feeding Peer Mentor is available to assist you in your breastfeeding questions.

Development Screenings - The Union County Health Department provides a free online screening tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). This tool is completed by parents/caregivers and reviewed by our child development experts. The ASQ provides an assessment of where your child is doing well and in what areas your child may need some additional support. Thie ASQ is for parents/caregivers of children age birth through 5 years.