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.

Family Check Up / Every Day Parenting Home Visitation Program

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Family Check Up is an evidenced-based home visitation program for children from two (2) and six (6) years of age and their families. Family Check Up promotes family management and addresses child adjustment.The intervention has two phases.




  • Phase One involves an interview, initial assessment, and feedback.
  • Phase Two uses Everyday Parenting, a parent management training program that focuses on positive behavior support, healthy limit setting, and relationship building to improve the parent/child relationship and improve the child’s behavior. For more information: 203-946-5754
Name Position Number
Sadie Witherspoon Project Coordinator 203-946-5754
Charlene Hampton Outreach Worker 203-946-5948
Betty Ramos  Outreach Worker  203-946-5950

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.
  • Insuranceapplication assistance and information


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
Postpartum Depression

Depresión Post-parto
Healthy Smile for Young Child
Immunizations for Healthy Pregnancy