Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

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Record #: SIM2053 Last Full Update: 19 Mar 2013
CONTACT / REACH Information
CONTACT HeadingsHealth Services ; Information Services ; Parent Support
Description & Services
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DescriptionThe Healthy Babies Healthy Children program consists of 4 components. 
 
1) Screening in the hospital to identify any possible concerns which might affect the health of the mother or the growth and development of the newborn. The hospital sends this screen to the Health Unit with consent. 
 
2) Telephone contact by a Public Health Nurse to mothers of new babies within 48 hours of discharge or first work day whichever comes first to offer a listing of resources and services available to the new family. 
 
3) Offer of a home visit by a Public Health Nurse to all families of newborns. 
 
4) Public Health Nurses may offer the services of a Family Home Visitor.  
Family Home Visitors are experienced parents who are trained to assist families meet the needs of their children. 
Supports a family home visitor provide include: 
* Pre-natal information, 
* Information about child development and safety,  
* Parenting support,  
* Information about community programs such as food resources, support groups, housing assistance and subsidized child care,  
* Translation and interpretation of information for families.  
 
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children is focused on parents with children birth to 6 years of age and prenatal
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Statutory holidays excluded
DatesAll year
Areas ServedHaldimand County ; Norfolk County
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) and under
ApplicationOriginal referral comes from hospital staff. Self referrals may be made if not contacted within 48 hours by a Public Health Nurse after hospital discharge * Physicians and social agencies involved with the family may also refer 
 
Families with children 0-6 years may self refer at any time
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Location, Telephone & Internet
Address & Map
12 Gilbertson Dr
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1
 
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Located In CommunitySimcoe
IntersectionQueensway and Gilbertson Dr
Office PhoneSimcoe Office 519-426-6170, 905-318-6623 * Caledonia Office 905-318-5367
Fax519-426-9974
Websitewww.hnhu.org
Contact Information
Mailing Addressc/o HBHC 
PO Box 247 
12 Gilbertson Dr 
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1
Primary ContactRoseAnne Maracle, Program Coodinator; Phone: (Business) 905-318-5367 ext 305
Other Details
Alternate NamePublic Health Unit
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Subjects
Service CategoriesPediatric Evaluation ; Public Health Nursing
SubjectsFamily support ; Parenting support ; Postnatal care ; Prenatal care ; Support groups