Our Public Health staff are continuing to provide support to families during the COVID-19 response. Nurses, Social Workers and Nutritionists are available through phone and video services. Please call 406-258-4298 to schedule a visit.
Our Home Visiting Team consists of nurses, social workers and dietitians who are here to help families with information and support on a wide variety of subjects.
Visits are tailored to meet the individual needs of families, and every family in Missoula County is eligible regardless of income. We support pregnant women, families with infants and children of all ages.
What a home visitor does
She will meets with you in your home or a place of your choosing.
- Talks with you about your family's strengths and goals, concerns and challenges.
- Assists you in accessing community resources such as housing, food, transportation, pregnancy medicaid, medical care and other services.
- Provides developmental assessments and screenings for infants and children, and helps you access community resources for additional help.
- Provides you with information about nutrition, growth and development, health education, home safety and parenting concerns such as sleeping, eating, childcare, behavior management, positive parenting skills and family relationships.
- Helps you prepare for childbirth and your new baby.
- Offers ongoing continued support as long as you want.
Registered nurses, social workers and dietitians provides a program designed to fit individual family needs:
- Healthy pregnancy education
- Nutrition for healthy pregnancy
- Physical and emotional changes
- Breastfeeding education
- Labor and delivery preparation
- Prenatal classes
- Community resources and referrals
- Presumptive eligibility for Medicaid
Newborns are fascinating people. The nurse helps the family discover all the wonderful things your new baby is able to do, and information about caring for a new baby. She can also answer questions about sleeping, crying, feeding, and loving the new member of the family.
We provide information and support just for you! :
- Nutrition for postpartum
- Breastfeeding information and support
- Parenting concerns
- Community resources
As the baby grows, the nurse provides regular screenings that help parents identify how their child is growing. The home visitor provides:
- Regular growth and development evaluations
- Assistance with parenting concerns and development of positive parenting skills.
- Suggestions for fun things to do with their children to help in all areas of development including social skills, language development and physical development.