Merced County California

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Maternal / Child Health (MCH)
Activities
Contact
260 E. 15th St.
Merced, CA  95341

Ph: (209) 381-1141
Ph: (209) 381-1138
Ph: (800) 649-6849
Fx: (209) 381-1173

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The primary activities of MCH are:
  • Outreach to families, primarily to women of childbearing age and their children
  • Case management by public health nurses and community health specialists, including transportation assistance
  • Provision of information about the MCH population, especially in Merced County
  • Education to improve health outcomes for families with women of childbearing age and their children
Mother & Infant Referral

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Goals
  • All children are born healthy to healthy mothers
  • No health disparities among racial / ethnic, gender, economic, and religion groups
  • A safe and healthy environment for women and families
  • Equal access for all women, children, and their families to appropriate and needed care within an integrated and seamless system

To achieve these goals, we work to:

  • Assure early and continuous prenatal care for all pregnant women, especially low-income women
  • Reduce the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs during pregnancy in order to prevent serious medical problems in the infants who are born to women who use these drugs



Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452