Maternal & Child Health

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The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division of the New Haven Health Department provides bicultural/bilingual health information and services for pregnant and parenting women and their families, serving New Haven and the surrounding towns.

HUSKY Health Insurance

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Connecticut’s state health insurance program

  • Free or low-cost health insurance for pregnant and parenting women and their families.
  • Insurance application assistance and information



Nurturing Families Network

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The Nurturing Families Network, a free, confidential Home Visiting Support service for first time parents.

- Home visits, social support, community referrals
- Fathers’ Program


Name Position Number
Sadie Witherspoon Project Coordinator 203-946-5754
Charlene Hampton Outreach Worker 203-946-5948
Thomas Knox Outreach Worker 203-946-7243
 Betty Ramos Outreach Worker   203-946-5950 



New Haven HealthyStart

New Haven Healthy Start

A program of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with the New Haven Health Department, services include:

Referrals to medical facilities, coordination of care, case management, home visitation, outreach and education.

Pediatric Immunization
Outreach & Information

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Outreach Support for families whose children need to be immunized.

Linking children with pediatricians.
Bilingual immunization outreach and education.
In partnership with Public Health Nursing.

Additional Services and Resources

Ask us about:

  • Diapers                                  
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Prenatal Care Referral
  • WIC, Nutrition
  • Childbirth Education
  • Parenting Classes
  • Child Care
  • AIDS Testing, Counseling & Support
  • Pediatric Care Referral
  • Dental Care 
  • Mental Health Referral
  • Clothing
  • Housing/Shelter    
  • Substance Abuse Treatment & Support
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Text for Baby (in Spanish: text4BEBE)

A free mobile service to help women have healthy babies. Women who sign up get free text messages each week. The messages have helpful tips for a healthy pregnancy and caring for your new baby. To sign up, text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411. Enter your baby’s due date or birthday and your zip code.

Breast Feeding
Perinatal Depression
Healthy Smile for Young Child
Immunizations for Healthy Pregnancy
BABY & ME Tobacco Free