Early Care is a home-based community visiting service dedicated to promoting a healthy pregnancy and healthy birth outcome.
Pregnant women and infants less that one year old with high risk needs are eligible for Early Care services. High risk needs include domestic violence, lack of housing or transportation, present or past alcohol or drug use in the family, a teenage or first time parent, or concerns with depression in the mother. This is a free service designed to provide educational support and linkages to community resources based on the individual needs of the woman.
Who can get this service?
This service is available to pregnant women and infants younger than one year of age who are residents of Worcester County and who have high risk needs.
Where is this service provided?
Services are provided in the convenience of the client’s home or at any of the health department sites if requested.
How much does this service cost?
This service is FREE.
About your pregnancy:
March of Dimes
Tex4Baby: Text "BABY" to 511411 to receive FREE text messages throughout your pregnancy and baby's first year.
Decrease your baby's chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Please always place your baby on his or her back, alone and in his/her crib for sleeping and napping. If you do not have an approved infant sleep surface for your baby, please call us. We have a limited supply of pack-n-plays available if you meet eligbility requirements. Call 410-629-0164 and ask to speak with the Early Care Program.
This service is provided by the Nursing Program.