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- Birth Control
- Grief and Bereavement Support
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
- Maternal Mental Health Month updates
- Perinatal Hepatitis Updates
- Medi-Cal Covers Postpartum Care for 12 Months
- Perinatal Hemorrhage Toolkit
- Keeping Medi-Cal beneficiaries Covered
- Maternal Mental Health Forum
- Spring e-Newsletter
- How to be a Breast/Chestfeeding Ally
- Women’s History Month
- Public Health Home Visiting Programs
- Promote Dental Care During Pregnancy
- Portrait of Sonoma County
- Love and Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infection. PrEP for Women and During Pregnancy- February 9, 2022
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, data, training, patient information - January 26, 2022
- Covid updates: Vaccination during pregnancy talking points, new booster requirements and isolations guidelines - January 5, 2022
- Financial literacy and financial well-being are important to overall health - January 19, 2022
- Birth Defects. Learn more about what causes, and how to prevent, Birth Defects - January 12, 2022
- Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Advisory Board
- Back to Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
Infant and Children's Health
Health is about more than not being sick. Kids thrive when they have regular healthcare and dental care, good school programs, excellent childcare, healthy food and healthy activities.
Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health works to help all families in our community improve their health and well-being no matter what race, ethnicity, sex or gender identity, or socio-economic status. All residents are welcome and safe to use family services regardless of immigration status.
Kids should have their first dental visit around 6 months of age, and every 6 months after that!
Eat healthy food together for better physical and emotional health
Lower Stress (yours and the kids) by getting outside and getting active!
Find licensed childcare providers for kids of any age.
- Children and Family Circle - Subsidized care 0-3 years
- Community Child Care Council - 4C’s- Childcare clearinghouse
- Sonoma County Child Care Association - Information, resources and referrals
- River to Coast Child Care Services - For West County Residents
- Boys and Girls Clubs - After school programs
- North Bay Children's Center- Provides a safe, secure and always caring environment that nurtures children socially, emotionally and academically. 15 locations including Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
For home visiting programs supporting Early Childhood Education see our Home Visiting Resources
Kids spend about 1,000 hours a year in school!
Kids receive regular developmental assessments at their doctor well child visits.
- Download the CDC milestone tracker app to learn more about developmental milestones.
- The Early Learning Institute can help you learn more about Developmental Assessments.
- You can also complete a developmental Ages and Stages Questionnaire screening for your child on their website.
- Sign up for Text4Baby to get weekly updates on your cell phone letting you know about your baby's developmental milestones.
Safest sleep means baby is on her back, on her own sleep surface, with a firm mattress and no bedding or toys that could accidentally cover her face or block her ability to breathe.
- You can learn more about Safe Sleep for babies here
- Sonoma County offers support for families who have suffered the loss of a child during pregnancy, in infancy, and beyond. Please see our website or call us at (800) 427-8982.
- Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented. Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. Learn more about child safety at the CDC Child Safety website.
- Sonoma County MCAH partners with the Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) to provide free car seats to low income families who cannot otherwise afford a car seat. Our goal is to reduce the number of injuries from motor vehicle crashes by increasing the correct usage of car seats. Learn how to install your child’s car seat correctly and receive the most current safety information.
To schedule an appointment please call one of our bilingual schedulers: Maria Lopez 707-522-1413 x 151 or Sandra Lemus 707-522-1413 X133
Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
California serves families of children and youth who have one or more chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions to ensure optimal health and quality of life for all children and their families.
- California Children’s Services is a state program for children and youth with special healthcare needs. This program will connect you with doctors and trained health care people.
- North Bay Regional Center provides early intervention support for infants and toddlers with disabilities, and children’s services for kids over 3 years.
- Matrix supports families of children with special needs through a parent network and a resource center.
Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)
CHDP can provide your family with assistance for medical appointment scheduling, transportation and access to treatment services. This program is free to all children covered under Medi-Cal