Blue Earth County Community Health Department
Family Home Visiting
410 S 5th St, Mankato, MN, 56001-6543
Distance: 954 Miles
Family home visits provide education for parents about the health and well-being of their young children.
A public health nursing assessment is done at the first visit. Ongoing support includes:
* Parenting education about healthy parent-child relationships
* Information about caring for babies, infant growth and child development
* Help to ensure a safe home environment
Offers Public Nurse home visits and First Steps, a free program for families of newborns. It offers home visiting by a family support worker to help strengthening the parent-child relationship.
For more information, visit https://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/526/First-Steps
Residents of Blue Earth County with children up to age three. Must meet certain criteria for home visiting services.
Call (507) 304-4163 to arrange for a Public Health Nursing visit. Referral information can be faxed to (507) 304-4550.
Call (507) 385-3847 for information about the First Steps Home Visiting Program.
8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Blue Earth County
|Public Health Supervisor||(507) 304-4175|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-6100.1800-680Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs Definition
Programs staffed by nurses or other trained professionals or volunteers that visit the homes of first-time mothers during pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life to help the women improve their personal health and development during the prenatal period and learn to care for the child following birth. The visits encourage the mothers to maintain good nutrition; and provide information regarding danger signs in pregnancy, preparation for labor and delivery, breastfeeding and other feeding options, baby supplies, basic infant care, newborn behaviors and child development. They help to ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment in and around the home and receive proper health care. Included are programs that focus on low income individuals, pregnant teens, women with high risk pregnancies or other special populations as well as those that are more broadly available.
YK-6500.6100New Parents Definition
Parents with a recently born child.