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Home Visitor Services
Jo Ross is our Healthy Start Coordinator. If you are
interested in visiting with Jo please call the Health
Department at 620-873-8745.
are welcome to set up a meeting either at your home or
at the Health Department, whichever works best for you.
The Healthy Start Home Visitor Program
HSHV program is a free program which provides in home
visits to expectant and new parents in Meade County.
During a scheduled visit, the HSV (Healthy Start
Visitor) will, provide emotional support and education
to help you have a healthy pregnancy and information on
becoming a parent. The Home visitor can also refer
expectant mothers to community services. A post
partum visit can be scheduled soon after the baby is
born to answer questions and address any concerns you
may have about your newborn.
home visitor can make referrals and give you information
on other community services to help you have the
healthiest family possible, including:
Prenatal and postpartum health information
Reducing the risk of infant death and injury
Supplemental food for women, infants and children
Help with breast feeding and loaning of breast
seat requirements and proper use
Planning for child care, if needed
Child developmental services
Safety in the home
Life-style change programs smoking cessation,
alcohol and drug abuse, etc.
Financial help emergency food, food stamps, health
care and emergency assistance
Womens Health Clinics
Adult education GED, high school diploma, how to
For more information
call us at (620)873-8745 & check out the
The Text4baby service includes over
250 messages with the most critical information that
experts want pregnant women and moms with infants
under one to know. These messages are tailored to
where you are in your pregnancy and your baby's age.
The comprehensive set of messages address:
Labor & Delivery
Car Seat Safety
Women who sign up at any point during
pregnancy receive a starter pack with six messages
containing critical information and encouragement to
connect to care.
The messages will continue throughout
your pregnancy and your babys first year. After
your baby turns one, you will receive urgent alerts
and breaking news roughly on a monthly basis.
These messages are FREE
for most carriers. For more information or sign up
follow this link:
the nursing mother...
Meade County Health Department also has a Breastfeeding
Peer Counselor. She is available to assist and answer
any questions you may have concerning breastfeeding. If
wanted she will also make a home visit and assist you to
provide you and your baby the best experience possible.
milk is very important to aid in the growth of your
baby. It provides nutrients that are important for your
baby. If you are interested in talking to our
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor or have her make a visit
feel free to call the Health Department and they will
help you get in contact with her. (620-873-8745)
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am -12:00 pm
309 S. Webb St
PO Box 248
Meade, KS 67864-0248