INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Public Health Nurses are available to answer your questions about infant care, feeding, common childhood problems, immunizations and other questions.

Health assessments, instruction and referrals to other service providers are also available.

PRENATAL VISITS

Any pregnant woman may request a nursing visit.

Visits may be made periodically during pregnancy to teach prenatal health, nutrition, and offer social work assistance.

A healthy mother and baby is our goal!

NEWBORN VISITS

All families with a new baby are contacted by a Public Health Nurse (by phone call or mail) to notify them of resources available for children and families.

A home visit from a nurse is available to all mothers and their newborns. Instructions on newborn care, infant growth and development, and feeding (including breastfeeding support) are offered.

Pregnant woman receiving prenatal care

New Born Baby Receiving Medical Care

FAMILY PLANNING

Information on family planning is provided to all new Moms at our newborn visits.

Family planning and resource information is available to anyone by calling or stopping by the office.

WIC

WIC is a federally funded program to provide nutrition education and supplemental foods for Women, Infants and Children at nutritional risk.

Public Health Nurses visit the FULMONT clinic site in Gloversville two times a month and are available for health guidance and referrals.

Once a month lead testing is offered to WIC clients who are recertifying.

For information on WIC call 518-853-8363 or 518-725-2310.

HEALTH GUIDANCE

Instruction and guidance is given to anyone of any age by appointment at the office or on a home visit to assess health risks and to promote and maintain good health.

LEAD PROGRAM

Lead poisoning is a danger for every baby and child.

Lead paint was commonly used in houses built before 1978. Children living in these homes are, therefore, at a higher risk. Cracking, peeling paint chips and dust from opening and closing windows are the most common exposure sources.

Elevated lead levels can result in developmental delays or brain damage if not treated. Fulton County Public Health holds a lead testing clinic once a month at our office for those children underinsured or with no insurance.

Charges are based on a sliding fee scale.

The majority of our children receive a prescription from their family physician and have testing done at a local hospital laboratory.

Tests are available to children aged 6 months to 18 years and results are sent to Fulton County Public Health for follow-up and risk reduction education.