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Services provided by the MFH Nurses at Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department promote wellness for all families. The goals of the MFH Nurses are:
Facilitate early and appropriate prenatal care for all women
Provide support and education to new families during the postpartum/newborn period
Support families of children with special health care needs
The following programs are funded at City County Health:
1. BEST BEGINNINGS
Perinatal program that assists pregnant women in accessing care and services to help assure a healthy pregnancy
Free to all pregnant women, without financial qualifications
Assistance to complete the application for Medicaid coverage if needed.
Prenatal classes, education, and support
Monthly classes offered including Breastfeeding, Parenting Skills, Infant Foods, and Childbirth
Smoking cessation support
Breast feeding classes and support
Parenting classes and support to help new families be successful after the birth and homecoming of their new baby.
Referrals to other Maternal Family Health and community resources.
2. NFP – NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHP
Voluntary home visitations program to help first time parents have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
A specially trained registered nurse provides families with home visits every two weeks during the pregnancy.
Visits continue every two weeks through the child’s second birthday.
3. CHILDREN’S SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES
Financial assistance for income eligible families
Care coordination for child with special health care needs
4. MATERNAL HIGH RISK
Limited financial assistance to financially qualifying pregnant women who require transfer to a tertiary care center out of state.
Limited coverage for pre and post conceptual genetic counseling and testing for families
High-risk pregnancy and newborn intensive care support services.
If you know of a child that has special health care needs, or if you just have questions, call MFH Nurse at 633-4013.
5. NEWBORN INTESTIVE CARE
Limited financial assistance to qualifying infants who are delivered at or transported to a tertiary care facility (NICU III) from a delivering Wyoming hospital.
6. GENETIC COUNSELING SERVICES
Maternal Family Health Programs contracts with Colorado to provide genetic counseling services
Helps families to gain a clearer understanding of inherited/genetic conditions and other birth defects
No financial eligibility is required for appointments