Monday, 12 September 2016 13:15

New Parent Services

Bringing a new baby home can be both joyful and exhausting. In Union County, we want all new parents to know you are not alone. The Union County Health Department offers a number of services to support parents as they face many new challenges. Many of these services are free, and all are designed to focus on you and your concerns about the health of your baby.

Breastfeeding Consultation

Free breastfeeding education and support from our Certified Lactation Counselor is available to all parents in Union County. We can provide guidance, support, or just answer your questions.  


Car Seat Safety

Free car seat safety checks are available to all parents, grandparents or caregivers in Union County. Free car seats are available for income eligible families. 


Developmental Screening

A free online child development screening tool is available to all families in Union County. The tool is quick, easy and a fun way for you to get to know your baby through a different lens.


Newborn Home Visit

 A free home visit from a registered nurse is available to all new parents. This visit is done before the baby is 8 weeks old. Our nurse will check both the health of the mother and baby and focus on any concerns you may have.


Nutrition Assistance

The Women, Infant and Chirldren (WIC) program provides nutritious foods that promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, and children up to age 5. 


Prenatal Smoking Cessation

Free help is available to support your goal to quit smoking during pregnancy and after the baby is born. A tobacco treatment specialist is available to provide counseling to those caring for baby in the home. 


Safe Sleep 

Free Pack N' Plays are available for families in need of a safe sleep environment for their infant. Safe sleep education is available to all families.   

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The Union County Health Department is providing Union County residents with a free and easy way to screen your child to determine if they are developmentally “on track”. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire -3 (ASQ-3) and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) screening tools can help your family determine if your child is reaching their developmental milestones. 

The ASQ-3 and the ASQ-SE are nationally recognized reliable screening tool for children ages birth to five. These screening tools will help your family to determine if you may want to pursue further evaluation of your child’s development.  

The ASQ-3 is a screening tool for your child’s fine motor, gross motor, and speech. To use the ASQ-3 to screen your child, click here: ASQ-3

The ASQ-Social Emotional screening tool screens your child on attachment, interaction with family and friends, and ability to adjust to their environment. To use the ASQ-SE to screen your child, click here: ASQ-SE

Once you complete the screening tools the results will be sent to the Union County Health Department. All information that you provide including your contact information and developmental information will be treated as medical information and will not be shared with anyone without your written consent. 

Within five business days of completing the screening a child development professional will contact you either by phone or mail with the screening results. You will also receive a paper copy of the results for your records.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the Union County Health Department at (937) 642-2053.

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