Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal Child Health program provides services to pregnant women, post-partum women, infants, children under the age of 5 and their families.

Services We Offer: 

Pregnancy
Free pregnancy tests and condoms. 

Prenatal Care Coordination - BadgerCare benefit, one-on-one nurse support.

Prenatal Care Coordination Brochure: English, Spanish

 

Mom and Baby
Free postpartum home visits - baby weight checks, breastfeeding support, and more.

Mom and Baby Brochure: English

 

Breastfeeding
Phone calls and/or home visits by our Certified Lactation Counselors for assistance and support.

For information on how to receive these services:

Contact Laura Berndt:
laura.berndt@fdlco.wi.gov
920-929-7137

 

Additional Resources

Well Badger Resource Center

Well Brander Resource Center is a health information and referral service operated by the Wisconsin Women's Health Fund, in partnership with the WI Department of Health services. They provide free, confidential health information and referral services to individuals and health professionals throughout Wisconsin. Services are available Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

SPROUT Resource Guide

Click here for numbers to call and websites to browse for information related to raising young children. Resources in this guide include libraries, parks and recreation, and health topics. For the Spanish version, Click Here

Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Click here to find out more about breastfeeding resources in Fond du Lac County.

 

What if I can't afford to get medical care for myself or my children?

BADGERCARE+
If you need help paying for health care for you and your children, Wisconsin’s BadgerCare+ Program may be able to help. BadgerCare+ is part of the Medical Assistance program (Medicaid). It pays for medical care for pregnant women, babies, and children. It covers most babies until they are one year of age, even if the family’s income goes up. Families with health insurance may apply. If you are under-insured and/ or you don’t have health coverage for prenatal care services or the birth of the baby, you may be eligible for BadgerCare+. Eligibility is based on your family’s gross (before taxes) income. This includes income from all sources. There is no asset test. Families with higher incomes may qualify if they have child care, work-related, or medical expenses. Apply online at Wisconsin.gov  or by calling Moraine Lake Consortium at 1-888-446-1239.

Family Planning Waiver
This program provides contraceptive (birth control) and related reproductive health care services to eligible women from the age of 15 through 44. Eligibility is based on income.
 The service includes:  
• Routine reproductive health exams and tests
• Pregnancy testing and counseling
• Emergency contraception
• Education and information, including Natural Family Planning
Any Medicaid-certified provider can offer the Family Planning Waiver Program services. Apply online at Wisconsin.gov.

 

Fond du lac County Health Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Fond du Lac City/County Government Center.

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday except legal holidays)
Phone: 920-929-3085 
Fax: 920-929-3102
Email: Click here