Babies First Home Visits

How to Sign Up!

Call 541-265-0457

8am-5pm Monday thru Friday

What is Babies First?

Babies First focuses on helping families learn to care for and better understand their children! The program is for infants and children from ages 0-3 years old.

Babies First helps parents learn about the transition of becoming a parent. Your nurse will help you with any questions you may have about topics ranging from breastfeeding/bottle feeding  and sleep routines, to normal physical and mental development. There is so much to learn and you can rest assured that your nurse will be up-to-date on the latest research and things you want to know.

Babies First is a developmental screening program for children at risk of developmental delay due to a variety of risk factors including: premature birth; drug exposed infant during pregnancy; low birth weight; age of the parent/caregiver; low income/ poverty and many other factors. The majority of referrals are from hospitals at the time of birth.

Services:

  • Home Visits to new families & children with special health needs
  • Intensive home visits with assessments of learning opportunities & safety in the home
  • Provides education & information on child development & monitors child growth
  • Performs developmental testing; hearing, vision & dental screenings
  • Offers support to families & education on health topics
  • Provides immunizations & WIC
  • Offer support for smoking cessation
  • Referrals for medical care & social services as needed
  • Offers case management services
  • Consultation to other service providers such as Healthy Start Family Support workers & other helpful services
  • Offers support services for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)