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Maternal and Child Health

The Calvert County Maternal Child Health Program assists pregnant women to access and properly utilize health related services, to practice healthy behaviors, and to utilize good parenting skills. Additionally there are infants, children, and adolescents with special health care and psychosocial needs who are at risk for poor life outcomes due to difficulties accessing care. At risk women and children are referred to the program for evaluation and needed services, placing a strong emphasis on frequent home visiting and case management, to improve pregnancy outcomes and to improve the emotional, social, and physical development of children.

Programs include:

Healthy Beginnings

Will assist pregnant substance using women who need WIC, substance use counseling, mental health services, and assistance locating an obstetrician.
Provide education on pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care.
Goal is to have a healthy mother & baby with the mother-to-be and nurse working together as a team.
Services are at no cost to the mother-to-be and funded by the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission.
For services call 410-535-5400 x351

Healthy Start

Program for women who are pregnant. Registered nurse via the phone will provide education on pregnancy, labor/delivery, and contraception. The nurse will also provide counseling on community resources that are available in the community that could be helpful for mom and baby.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Provides single point of entry services for special needs children from birth to
twenty-one years of age.
Assists children and families with access to care issues.
Provides case management services.
Provides community and provider education and outreach.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Community and provider education and outreach.
Case management for children with elevated blood lead levels.
Information for landlords.

Surveillance and Quality Improvement Program

Cases with poor pregnancy outcomes or high risks are reviewed.
Case review team.
Community action team.
Provider and community outreach and education.

Calvert County Infants and Toddlers Program

The Infants and Toddlers program helps families who have concerns about their child's development from birth through age two. Call 443-550-8379 to speak confidentially with a child development specialist.

Other Calvert County Resources:

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. WIC also provides breastfeeding counseling, support and referrals to various social and health resources. The Southern Maryland WIC Program serves over 5000 clients annually in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s County.
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Contact Information:
410-535-5400 (Local)
301-855-1353 (Washington Line)
410-269-1051 (Baltimore Line)
410-535-5285 (Fax)

Links for Further Information:
National Healthy Start Association

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Maryland State Dept. of Education-Special Education Division

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