Monroe County Health Department’s car seat program issues car seats to income-eligible families and provides car seat safety training. 

Eligibility guidelines: participants include those whose income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and are parents of a child or children less than 4 years of age.

Monroe County Health Department also provides car seat FREE checks to ALL county residents. There are many car seat technicians throughout Monroe County through the Monroe County Car Seat Coalition. Download the Car Seat Brochure here for a list of certified car seat technicians in Monroe County.

To make an appointment, contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666

Provides Graco® Pack ‘n Play cribs, dependent upon availability, and training about infant safe sleep practices to income-eligible families

Eligibility guidelines: includes those whose income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level, pregnant women in their third trimester, and parents of infants less than 1 year of age.

For more information or to refer someone to a program please contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666. For a referral form, see here:

Are you pregnant and looking for support? Whether this is your first or your third pregnancy, you will still have questions and concerns. Let us be with you during this exciting time!

Monroe County Health Department provides services for mothers, children and families through the Maternal Child Health Program (MCH). MCH promotes healthy lifestyles, safety, access to health care, pregnancy planning, and primary care to all.

Monroe County Health Department also offers the Healthy Beginnings Plus Program for pregnant women. The program provides support, helps with health care needs, and provides information on resources, services in the county, health and nutrition.

The goal of these programs is to support you, help you have a healthy baby and maintain your well-being.

To make an appointment, or refer someone to the program, contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.

For more information about Healthy Beginnings Plus & Maternal Child Health, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mch/index.htm or https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mch/pncc.htm

Vaccination is a cornerstone of public health.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. Many children, adolescents, and adults are under-immunized, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal disease.  CDC recommends routine vaccination to prevent 17 vaccine-preventable diseases that occur in infants, children, adolescents, or adults.

Monroe County Health Department offers a variety of vaccines for children and adults. To learn more or schedule an appointment with a Public Health Nurse, call the Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.

Click here for the Adult Vaccination Schedule 

Click here for the Birth-18 Years Immunization Schedule

Research exploring the link between low childhood literacy and poor health outcomes demonstrates the need to promote literacy in early childhood to prevent future poor health outcomes. Children living in low-income families are particularly at risk. Learning to read impacts more than just a child’s school performance. It impacts rates of youth school retention, juvenile delinquency and teen risk behaviors. As part of MCHD’s efforts to protect the health of Monroe County residents, MCHD started the RED (Reading Empowers Development) program.

“RED bags” include an age appropriate book, available in English and Spanish, and information on reading to children. RED bags are issued to 6, 12, 18, and 24 month aged children in our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, prenatal and postpartum clients.

For more information on the RED program, contact the Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.

Provides home safety kits and education to families that meet eligibility guidelines. SAK Packs include:  window sensor alarms, outlet plug-ins, whistle key lights, hand sanitizers and education materials.

Eligibility guidelines: participants include those whose income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and are parents of a child or children less than 4 years of age.

For more information or to refer someone to a program please contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.

 
The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of income eligible and nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.
 
Based on a health and nutritional assessment, WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other health and nutrition services.
 
To find out more about WIC and see if your family qualifies for services, please click here