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.
The USDA prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs. View the WIC Nondiscrimination Statement.
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 in 3 locations in collaboration between Public Health, Fairmont Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont Elementary, ECFE, United Hospital District Blue Earth, United South Central School District.
Baby Café sessions are offered:
Fairmont Elementary, ECFE Room- Every Wednesday 9-11am
United Hospital District Blue Earth, Conference Room - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 1-3pm
United South Central School District, Wells, ECFE Room- 3rd Thursday 9-10:30am
We also offer Prenatal Baby Café, which provides support to expecting mothers and their families/ support system. This session takes place at the Fairmont Elementary, ECFE Room on the 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm.
For more information about Healthy Families America or Maternal Child Health (MCH), contact Alyssa Johnson, CLC 507-238-4757
For more information about Baby Café or the Milk Bank, contact Kylie Saari, RN, PHN, IBCLC at 507-238-4757
For more information about Child and Teen Check-Ups or WIC contact Becca Sokoloski, RN, PHN, IBCLC 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: Kylie Saari, RN, PHN, IBCLC at 507-238-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faribault & Martin Counties Community Health Department has achieved gold level status as a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department.