Maternal and Child Health

Promoting healthy lifestyles for children and their families in Washington County is part of our mission to promote health, prevent disease, and protect the public.
Registered Nurses & Services
Registered Nurses are available to assist families, free of charge, to promote optimal health of families and each of its members. Examples of services include:
  • Providing education and guidance to pregnant and postpartum women / families
  • Assistance applying for BadgerCare for pregnant women is available by appointment
  • Assisting families who have a child with special health care needs
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Helping women to quit tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy
  • Providing car seats for low income families and car seat checks are available by appointment only
  • Answering questions and linking families to resources and services within the community
  • Promoting childhood lead poisoning prevention and providing follow-up services for children with lead exposure
Car Seat Program
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Offers Car Seat Safety Checks
Our Certified Car Seat Technicians can offer you hands on training for your car seat and walk you through the installation process.

Call to make an appointment
West Bend Office
Phone: 262-335-4462
333 E. Washington St., Suite 1100
West Bend WI 53095

Port Washington Office
Phone: 262-284-8170
121 W Main Street Room 246
Port Washington WI 53074

Resources:
Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Law
Car Seat Recommendations for Children
Basic Car Seat Safety
Breastfeeding Coalition
Mission
To create a positive, supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and children by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding, therefore improving the health and well-being of our community.

Vision
Breastfeeding will be accepted as the norm throughout Washington and Ozaukee Counties resulting in increased rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration.
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Lead Program
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children.  When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves and blood.

Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death.  Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness, and irritability.  Children who are lead poisoned may show no symptoms.

Both inside and outside the home, deteriorated lead-paint releases its lead, which then mixes with household dust and soil.  Children may become lead poisoned by:
- Putting their hand or other lead-contaminated objects into their mouths
- Eating paint chips found in homes with peeling or flaking lead-based paint
- Playing in lead-contaminated soil

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department offers free consultation for homeowners who have children 6 and under residing in or visiting a home or apartment built prior to 1978.  Anyone having questions about lead paint and lead poisoning should contact the West Bend Office at 262-335-4462.

Additional information about lead poisoning prevention, including a listing of certified Lead Abatement Contractors can be found at Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Environmental Protection Agency
Schedule an Appointment
For pregnant clients we offer the above services throughout your pregnancy. There are no charges for nursing visits. For postpartum clients we offer follow-up for you and your baby as needed.

Call to make an appointment
West Bend Office
Phone: 262-335-4462
333 E. Washington St., Suite 1100
West Bend WI 53095

Port Washington Office
Phone: 262-284-8170
121 W Main Street Room 246
Port Washington WI 53074

Well Badger Resource Center
1-800-642-7837
wellbadger@wwhf.org