Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health

The Iowa County Health Department is passionate about offering services and resources to the residents of Iowa County in the area of Maternal-Child Health.


Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of Iowa County’s:

  • Infants
  • Children, including Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
  • Adolescents
  • Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting People
  • Families

Free Home Visits


We offer free home visits or phone visits by a Public Health Nurse that may include prenatal visits, infant weight and height checks, postpartum visits and early parenting education along with discussion about resources available to new families. The visit also includes a baby care package.


Connection to Resources


We are happy to connect you to additional resources, services, and programs in the area, including:


Iowa County Community Resource Guide

Iowa County Parenting Resources

Iowa County Mental Health Resources


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program through SWCAP

WIC program helps you buy the foods you and your children need to stay healthy. For eligibility and more information: Women, Infants And Children Nutrition Program (WIC) -


First Breath Program 

Wisconsin’s free program to help people make positive changes to their tobacco, alcohol and substance use during pregnancy & beyond! For more information: Smoking, alcohol or drug use concerns during pregnancy? We can help.


Birth to 3 Program

The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program is an early intervention special education program, helping children under the age of 3 with developmental delays or disabilities.

For more information: Birth to 3 Program | Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Early Head Start & Head Start

Provides early, continuous, comprehensive child development and family support services to infants and toddlers (up to age 5) and their families, and pregnant women. For eligibility and more information: Head Start And Early Head Start - Child Development Programs - SWCAP


We strive to assist you in creating the most safe environment for your family. You can contact the Health Department for more information on any of these topics:

Safe Sleep

We are a member of the Cribs for Kids Program and offer free pack n plays to those in need (while supplies last). 


Lead Poisoning Education

There is no safe blood lead level. We offer education and resources around lead poisoning prevention as well as case management with a child who has a high blood level result. 


Well Water Testing

We provide free well water test kits to Iowa County mothers who have children under the age of 1. Infants can be more severely affected by water quality issues.




The Iowa County Health Department partners with families to provide children’s vaccines. We can provide free childhood vaccines for families covered by BadgerCare, as well as those who are uninsured or underinsured. Please call the ICHD for an appointment.

Patients with health insurance shall be directed to their primary care provider and some may be eligible to receive immunizations at pharmacies. The following resources are available to families so that they can track their children’s vaccine status:



We look forward to working with you and your family. We hope the following resources will be helpful to you as you provide for the health and wellness of your family. 


Additional Resources:


Safe Sleep for Babies | CDC

Lead-Safe Wisconsin: What is Lead Poisoning? | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Drinking Water: Private Wells | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Nutrition: Breastfeeding Resources | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Child Care Finder

CDC’s Developmental Milestones | CDC

Family Resource Center of Iowa County - Home | Facebook

General Information
Phone Numbers
(608) 930-9870
Emergencies: Dial 911
303 W. Chapel St.
Suite 2200

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm