Newborn Home Visit Program

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This program has been created to help mothers and babies get off to the best start in life. Through this program, a Public Health Nurse from the Fairfield County Health Department would support families welcoming new babies into their home by making a home visit where questions about caring for a newborn can be answered. The Welcome Home nurse assesses the mother and newborn’s health and well-being and provides education, support, and referrals to services as needed. The nurse will visit within the first few weeks after the birth of the newborn. Most visits take place in the home, but if the mother is more comfortable meeting at a different location, that is okay too. Mom will also receive a free Welcome Home kit that includes a diapers, a sleep sack, and other gifts for mom and baby.

Referrals from this program can lead to resources such as:

  • • Car seats
  • • WIC Information
  • • Help Me Grow
  • • Pack ‘n Play/ Safe Sleep Information
  • • Breastfeeding support | Individual or group
  • • Early Head Start

We are here for you! We want to help you and baby have a safe and happy life. Please contact Shannon Mentzer, RN at or 740-652-7169 to get more information and sign up for this program.

This program is funding in collaboration with the Fairfield County Foundation, United Way of Fairfield County, Fairfield County ADAMH Board and Fairfield County Health Department.

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