Family Based Services
Home Visiting Program -
Home visits are offered to pregnant women, infants, and children to
provide ongoing support. This program is available to all families residing in
Nurse Family Partnership
- Home Visiting Program for first time pregnancies. Focus is on healthy
pregnancy and parenting through age 2 of child.
Healthy Families America:
"Best Beginnings" - Home Visiting Program for non-first time
pregnant women and newborns.
Maternal Child Health Services -
All Becker County families with a newborn are contacted by a Community Health
Nurse. A home visit will be offered to provide new parents with information on
feeding choices, newborn cares and additional support.
Parental, Childbirth and Newborn Education -
Educational support is offered to all residents of Becker County. Material
presented is tailored to meet the specific needs including labor and delivery,
breastfeeding, bottle feeding and newborn/postpartum care.
Breastfeeding Resources -
Becker County WIC office sponsors a Breastfeeding Support Group that
meets monthly -- call Community Health at 847-5628 ext 5397.
White Earth Health Division WIC Department - (800) 477-0125.
New! - Online Breastfeeding Support Group - You can post
questions, comments or chat with other breastfeeding mothers. There will
also be breastfeeding support provided by the Becker County
Breastfeeding Coalition members. Please visit our 'Google Groups' site:
Becker County Breastfeeding Support Group.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) -
WIC is a nutrition education program serving income eligible pregnant and
postpartum women, infants to age one, and children to age 5. The program
provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, health referrals, and vouchers
for supplemental foods.
MAC (Mothers and Children) -
MAC provides commodity food items to income eligible children ages 5 to 6 and
non-breastfeeding women 6 to 12 months postpartum.
Car Seat Program -
Medica and Blue Plus have a car seat program for children under 2. Education and
installation of the car seat are offered to any resident of Becker County.
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) -
Child and Teen Checkups are offered to any Becker County resident under the age
of 21. Checkups include: hearing and vision screening, developmental screening,
physical exam, lead screening, immunizations and referrals to other health care
providers as necessary.
Infant, child and adult immunizations can be done at Becker County Community
Health by appointment.
Follow Along Program -
The Follow Along Program consists of a series of developmental questionnaires
the parent completes and returns to Becker County Community Health. The
questionnaire is scored and a letter is sent to the parent with the results.
This program is free to all children in Becker County under the age of 36
Family Planning -
This program offers free confidential information on all methods of
contraception. A physical exam
with the physician of your choice
will be provided. Participants are requested to donate a minimal fee.
Pregnancy Testing -
Pregnancy testing is available to all Becker County residents for a minimal
Health Promotion and Wellness Activity -
Numerous health topics and wellness activities can be provided to various groups
and individuals in Becker County.