Family Health Resources and Services

Washington County Public Health & Environment promotes healthy families and safe, nurturing environments for children.

Family Home Visits

Public Health Nurses assist parents as they create a healthy, nurturing environment for their young children. Visits are voluntary, free and tailored to individual families' interests and needs. Nurses may meet with parents of any age during pregnancy and/or after the baby is born.

Your nurse can help you learn more about:

  • Pregnancy health
  • Labor and delivery
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Your baby's health, including weighing and measuring your baby
  • How babies grow, develop and learn
  • Other helpful services in the community
How Do I Get More Information? Call 651-430-6655 and ask to speak to a nurse.

Car Seat Request Form

Families with limited income or whose children participate in a Medical Assistance program may be eligible for a free car seat. 

Early Childhood Development  

The Follow Along Program is a fun, easy way to learn if your child is talking, moving, playing, and acting like other children at the same age. Families in Washington County with children age birth to age 3 are eligible. 

Have concerns about your child’s development? provides parents with a one-stop resource on early childhood development.

More Resources

Minnesota Help Me Connect helps pregnant and parenting families with young children (birth to 8 years of age) find services in their communities that support healthy child development and family well-being.