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Hamilton County Public Health promotes, preserves and protects the health of all residents of Hamilton County.

WIC/MCH

Maternal Child Health program is designed to provide enhanced prenatal services to pregnant women.  The WIC program provides nutritional supplements and nutritional education.

Immunizations

Provide immunizations to children at Public Health office every Tuesday and on the second Tuesday evening each month by appointment.  Immunizations are also available on WIC Days, which are the fourth Monday and Tuesday each month.  Donations are expected if not covered by Title XIX.

Early Headstart

Serving pregnant women and infants/toddlers 0-3 years.

Early Head Start services are provided year round to qualifying families.  Weekly visits are done in the home by Family Support Workers at no cost to the family.  Information is provided to parents on a variety of topics such as: infant/toddler development, ways to maintain good health and nutrition, and effective parenting skills.  Activities are also done with the children and parents to enhance development and help prepare the child for the next level of education.  Eligibility for EHS is based on income.

Building Families

Serving pregnant women and infants/toddlers 0-5 years.

The Building Families program offers services similar to those provided by HOPES.  Families, however, may enroll in this program at any time until the child is five years of age.  Children are also provided the components necessary to prepare for entering school.  As with HOPES, the mission is for children, youth and families to live in a safe nurturing environment that promotes health, independence and success.  Enrollment is voluntary, provided at no cost and is not based on income.

Check out www.buildingfamilies.net.

HAWK-I

Provides low cost or no cost insurance coverage for children.

HOPES (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success)

Serving pregnant women and infant/toddlers 0-4 years.

HOPES is a support program available to parents of young children to assist in empowering them to become and remain strong and healthy families.  During scheduled home visits, family support workers offer support and education on infant/child behavior and development, health and nutrition, education, employment opportunities, as well as how to access other community services.  Developmental screenings are also done with the young child on a regular basis and referrals are made to appropriate agencies if delays are detected.  Initial HOPES screenings are done with pregnant women and new parents and they may choose to enroll in the program at any time until the child is three months of age.  Participation in HOPES is voluntary, free to the family and is not based on income.

Lori Price, RN
820 James St
Webster City, IA 50595
Phone  515-832-9565
Fax  515-832-9660

 

 

 


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