Maternal & Child Health FREE Nurse Home Visiting Program
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Free Nurse Home Visiting Program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
The goals for the program are:
To improve maternal and child health,
To encourage positive parenting, and
To promote child development and school readiness.
By electing to participate in the MCH program, families receive free help from a Public Health Nurse. Through regular, planned home visits, parents learn how to improve their family’s health and provide better opportunities for their children. Home visits may include:
Supporting preventive health and prenatal practices,
Assisting mothers on how best to breastfeed and care for their babies,
Helping parents understand child development milestones and behaviors,
Promoting parent’s use of praise and other positive parenting techniques, and
Working with mothers to set goals for the future.
The MCH Nurse Home Visiting program provides flexibility in enrollment criteria, geographic area (within Montgomery County), and the duration of the program.
Any pregnant woman or new mother, father, partner or other caregiver that lives in Montgomery County.
MAKE A REFERRAL
To make a referral to the Maternal, Child, and Family Health Nurse Home Visiting Program, please complete this Referral Form and submit by:
Self-referrals can be made by calling 1-888-404-0620.