Prenatal Health and Infant Care
The Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program helps woman, children and families access care and improve their health.
Services are free and include:
- Assessment of health and psychosocial needs
- Consultation and teaching about illness and disease
- Nutritional assessment for pregnant women and children
- Breastfeeding support
- Advocacy for families to help them access the medical systems
- Linking families with services available
(i.e. WIC Women Infant Children's Nutrition Program, CHDP Child Health and Disability Prevention Program, Immunization Program, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Healthy Families/Medi-Cal, Immunizations).
- Periodic growth and developmental screening to assess if infants are reaching expected milestones
- Environmental assessments to keep baby safe
- Referral to specialty care providers
- Home visits
- Information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and care for your child
- Monitoring and analysis of health trends and statistics in the community
For information on how to breast feed at work click here.
A toll free information line is available during business hours to answer perinatal questions and assist with accessing community resources. 1-800-844-4491.