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​If you've gotten behind on your child's checkups or immunizations during the pandemic, there's no time like the present to get back on track. Check in with your child's doctor or clinic today. 

New Baby, New Family


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New Baby, New Family is our local home visiting program offered to all Island County families. We offer supportive care for all pregnant mothers and families with a newborn. Visits can be provided in the home, at a mutually-agreed upon public location, in our offices, or over the phone. Public health nurses provide parenting support, breastfeeding and nutritional counseling, care referrals, and health assessment. Improving the well-being of parents and children is an important goal for Island County Public Health. We invest in healthy children and families because their well-being determines the health of the next generation.

​​For services, please complete our Referral Form.

Making a Referal

Home visiting services are available for all pregnant women and families with a newborn. There are no income restrictions to receive services through our New Baby, New Family program. If you would like to refer someone or if you yourself are interested in participating please use the referral form link or contact our staff. After receiving your completed form, our staff will reach out to set up your first visit and assess need and eligibility for any other programs and services. All clients are assigned to a public health nurse for care.

New Mother's Group 

We offer a regular support group for new mothers with public health nurses, who provide health education, care coordination, and a sense of community. Sessions are Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. You are welcome to attend without signing up in advance. For more info, please complete our referral form or contact program staff.

Class location

2760 Heller St Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Breastfeeding Class

This support class is an opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance for a public health nurse and lactation consultant. Topics include breastfeeding challenges, pumping, and feeding in the first 2 weeks. Classes are held once per month every third Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. To sign up, please complete our referral form or contact program staff.

Class location
Island County Family Resource Center

1791 NE 1st Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277

9 Months to Get Ready

9 Months to Get Ready (available in English and Spanish) is a helpful resource for pregnant moms and families. This booklet gives detailed information related to pregnancy. Topics include: fetal development, how a woman's body changes during pregnancy, tips for a healthy pregnancy, how to prepare for delivery, and breastfeeding.

 Contact


Resources
​Children & Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)​​
Medicaid (Apple Health) Enrollment
Email Heidi Beck
360.725.9512 

Maternal Mental Health Hotline
24/7 Free support from the Health Resources & Services Administration. Call 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS
Perinatal Support Warm Line
Free telephone support for all parents and family members, staffed by parents experienced in perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder or licensed therapists. Call or text 1-888-404-7763.
ParentHelp123
Help navigating  available services.
SNAP Food Assistance
Opportunity Council
Housing and employment assistance.
​Human Services
Housing and behavioral health assistance.
Development Disabilities Program
Human Services support.
​Additional Resources