Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) are a benefit for children, birth through 20 years of age, who are eligible for Medicaid. A Child and Teen Checkup is a well-child check that is done at different ages, to help children stay healthy, and to take care of any health concerns or problems early. A C&TC appointment with public health meets the requirements of a standard well-child checkup. For more information, visit the C&TC website: https://freechildcheckups.com/
WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program. WIC helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Program participants receive nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services.
HF is a community service to provide parenting information and education during prenatal care and for the first three years of life for infants. It helps parents learn to enjoy caring for and playing with their children. HF supports parents in finding ways to cope with stressful situations in their lives and links families with supportive community resources.
Maternal Child Health (MCH) is a short-term home visiting program. MCH visits include individualized guidance and assessments from a Public Health Nurse during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Assessments include infant weight checks and breastfeeding consultations.
Baby Café is a free, drop-in, informal breastfeeding support offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention by certified lactation consultants. Baby Café is a collaboration between Fairmont Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont Elementary School, ECFE, and our community health department. Sessions are offered each Wednesday from 9-11a.m. Call our office for information on getting registered.
For more information about Healthy Families America, contact Alyssa Munsterman at 507-238-4757
For more information about Baby Café or the Milk Bank, contact Patti Kasper, RN, PHN, IBCLC at 507-238-4757
For more information about Child and Teen Check-Ups, immunizations, MCH or WIC contact Chera Sevcik at 507-238-4757.
A milk depot is a place where mothers can bring their extra expressed breast milk to donate for other babies in need. Mothers will be connected with the Minnesota Milk Bank to initiate the screening process. Once the screening process is complete the collected milk can be dropped off at our depot. It is then transported to the milk bank for processing and distribution. Our South Central Milk Depot is affiliated with the Minnesota Milk Bank. If you are interested in donating breast milk, please contact: Patti Kasper RN, PHN, IBCLC at # 507-238-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faribault & Martin Counties Community Health Department has achieved Silver level status as a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department.