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Testimony from our classes

"My favorite class was the one about breastfeeding, as it has helped me to be able to breastfeed my baby for two months of his life." LM
"I thought I knew everything to be a mom, but with this program I learned many more facts on what to expect as a new mother." SN
“I learned so much, received diapers without any cost, and yet at the end of our classes, got an extra gift for my baby." GD
"The diapers, as well as the stroller I got, were very helpful and I greatly appreciated all the help." SN

Maternal and Child Health Services

2017 MCH Staff
We provide free and low-cost education and support services for new parents and parents-to-be.  Call us for more information and to determine if you are eligible for any of our programs.

 

Service that we provide....

Becoming a Mom

Being a pregnant and having a new baby is a wonderful experience, yet it can be scary too?  Whether you are experiencing a pregnancy for the first time or the fourth time, each experience is different and can create new challenges and concerns.  The more you can learn with each pregnancy, the better you will be able to care for yourself and your baby and the healthier you both will be.  That’s why we are now providing group sessions to all pregnant patients who receive their prenatal care in Salina.

 

These group sessions are called “Becoming a Mom” and they will assist you to:

Interact with other pregnant women

Share your experiences and concerns

Learn more about common pregnancy experiences

Learn more about labor and delivery

Learn how to be successful with breastfeeding

Learn how to calm your baby

 

Come and learn…. And earn FREE BABY GIFTS for attending.  Gifts include diapers and other baby items.  Child care is available; it MUST be registered for in advance.

 

Becoming a Mom prenatal group education program is available to all expecting mothers and their support person(s).  To register or for additional class information contact us at 785-826-6600 and ask for MCH or Email Us.

 

Becoming a Mom group session calendar in English or Spanish.

 

Becoming a Mom printable brochure.

Breastfeeding Coalition

The “Saline County Breastfeeding Coalition” was formed in November 2007.  It began out of concern by several local agencies over the lack of adequate support services in our community for breastfeeding mothers.  In a “nut shell”, the goal of the coalition is to join local resources to make available ample resources to promote and support higher initiation and duration rates of breastfeeding in our community.  If you also have a strong desire for this goal, please join our coalition.

 

How do I become a member of the coalition?

 

How do I get help with breastfeeding issues?

WIC Breastfeeding Counselor: Mona @ 785-826-6603 M – F 8 am to 4:30 pm, after hours at 785-820-7207. 

 

La Leche League of Salina meets twice a month at the Salina Public Library in the Prescott Room.  Check out their website for dates and times.

 

Saline County Health Department, MCH Home Visitor Program: at 785-826-6600 and ask for the Healthy Start Home Visitor.

 

Salina Regional Health Center, Birth Center:  at 785-452-6663.

 

24-hour breastfeeding hotline 877-4-LALECHE (877-452-5324)

 

Other Online websites to check out: www.ks breastfeeding.org, www.kansaslll.org, and www.kellymom.com.

Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Home Visitor program

The Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Home Visitor program is free to qualifying persons and provides a home visit to expectant and new parents in Saline County.  A Home Visitor provides information and support related to pregnancy health and becoming a new parent, often through a one-time visit. Postpartum, families delivering a baby at Salina Regional Health Center (SRHC), are offered a home visit following hospital discharge, to receive information and follow-up on postpartum care, newborn care, breastfeeding, infant weight checks, postpartum depression screening, and community resources for families.

 

Other Services a Home Visitor Can Tell You About

Our home visitors can also make referrals and give you information on other community services to help you provide the best for your family, including:

 

Supplemental food for women, infant and children (WIC)

Life-style change programs – stop smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, etc.

Financial help – emergency food, food stamps, health care and emergency assistance

Obtaining licensed childcare and/or childcare assistance

Adult education – GED, high school diploma, how to speak English

Counseling – individual, relationship, grief, etc.

Family planning

Pregnancy health information and case management services (M&I)

Child development services

Help with being a parent (Heartland Healthy Families and Parents as Teachers)

 

Give us a call at 785-826-6600 to determine if you are eligible for MCH Home Visitor program.

Maternal & Infant (M&I) Program

The Maternal & Infant (M&I) program is free to qualifying parents, and offers support and education program for pregnant women.  It includes a series of home or clinic visits (typically one per month), and provides education on pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant care, breastfeeding, etc.  The program can also help locate resources for financial assistance, counseling, education, housing, transportation, etc.

 

Visits are on-going throughout the pregnancy (Typically one per month), and may continue up until the baby has reached one year of age.

Information given is more extensive; may include viewing a video series.

Home visitor is a registered nurse and/or a licensed social worker who works as a case manager and educator.

Home visitor has also had their own experience with pregnancy, childbearing, and breastfeeding.

 

Other Services a Home Visitor Can Tell You About

Our home visitors can also make referrals and give you information on other community services to help you provide the best for your family, including:

 

Expectant Parent Classes (Lamaze)

Supplemental food for women, infant and children (WIC)

Life-style change programs – stop smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, etc.

Financial help – emergency food, food stamps, health care and emergency assistance

Obtaining licensed childcare and/or childcare assistance

Adult education – GED, high school diploma, how to speak English

Counseling – individual, relationship, grief, etc.

Family planning

Child development services

Help with being a parent

Other available community services to help you provide the best for your family

 

Give us a call at 785-826-6600 to determine if you are eligible for M&I program.

Special Health Care Needs (SHCN)

The Kansas Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) program provides specialty medical services to infants, children, and youth up to age 22 who have eligible medical conditions and persons of all ages with metabolic or genetic conditions screened through the Newborn Screening Program:

One-time diagnostic evaluation

Treatment services

Case management

 

All services must be prior authorized and based upon financial eligibility.  Additional information about services and financial guidelines can be found online at www.kdheks.gov/shcn.

 

Eligible Medical Conditions:

Cardiac: congenital heart defects, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia and other select cardiac conditions

Craniofacial:  cleft lip and/or plate, hydrocephalus and other craniofacial anomalies

Hearing loss or chronic ear infections

Genetic/Metabolic Conditions:  phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, other identified by newborn screening*.

Gastrointestinal problems, requiring surgery

Genitourinary problems, requiring surgery

Burns, requiring plastic surgery or compression garments

Spina bifida

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neurology:  seizures, severe spinal injury

Vision:  congenital cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disorders

Orthopedic:  congenital anomalies or acquired conditions leading to physical disabilities, joint conditions, developmental problems requiring surgical correction and muscle problems of disabling nature.

 

*Note: Only the genetic/metabolic conditions screened through the Newborn Screening program are eligible for services unless otherwise noted.  Persons with these conditions may be served into adulthood, providing they meet the required eligibility criteria.

 

Special Bequest:

The Special Bequest Fund allows for specific requests for financial support of medical equipment, specialized care, education or other needed items that can improve health status, function, or quality of life for those with special health care needs.  All requests are subject to Special Bequest Commissioner Approval.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Kansas resident
  • Meets the age requirements (based upon diagnosed condition)
  • Diagnosis meets medical eligibility (treatment services and case management only)

 

One time diagnostic services may be authorized for individuals under 22 years of age who are at risk, or suspected of having, a significant medical disability or condition.

 

For more information call Tricia at785-826-6600, ext. 7334 or Email us.

Office location:                        Topeka Administrative Office

                                                1000 SW Jackson, Suite 220

                                                Topeka, KS 66612

                                                Phone: 785-296-1313  Fax: 785-296-8616

                                                Toll Free: 800-332-6262

 

Regional Offices:                    Salina, 785-826-6600

                                                Kansas City, 913-588-6343

                                                Wichita, 316-962-2021

                                                Garden City, 620-272-3600

                                                Hays, 785-628-9440

                                                Pittsburg, 620-231-5411

 

Kansas Resource Guide: an information service designed to connect Kansans and service providers with resources, 800-332-6262.

Our Staff

Sherri, RN Coordinator

Meghan, Home Visitor

Tricia, Social Worker

Tammie, RN Home Visitor

Magie, Support Staff

 

Give us a call - 785-826-6600

Fax - 785-826-6605

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