Butte-Silver Bow Health Department Pregnancy and Parenting Support
On This Page:
• Family Support and Education
• Asthma Home Visiting
• Pregnancy Testing
• Breastfeeding Support
• Nutrition Services
• Referrals to Community Health and Social Services
|To learn more about these free services call:|
25 W. Front Street
Butte MT 59701
Research shows that the first 3 years of a child's life are crucial to his or her future health and well-being. The pregnancy and parenting programs of the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department help provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to make those first years the best they can be.
Family Support and Education
Through the Nurse Family Partnership and Parents As Teachers programs, nurses, known as home visitors, provide free support and education on many topics of interest to pregnant women and families with children through age 5. These include healthy pregnancy and preparation for a healthy baby, wellness and child development, breastfeeding, nutrition, safety, attachment and bonding, and parent skill-building.
Home visitors can also help advise families about and help families learn how to access community resources for food, housing, Medicaid, employment, child care, and health care.
These services are provided in the home or other comfortable setting.
Asthma Home Visiting
The Health Department’s asthma project helps Butte-Silver Bow families with children who have asthma control the disease rather than let it control them.
A trained nurse will visit the homes of children ages 0-17 to help them and their families find ways to reduce exposure to the things that trigger asthma attacks. The free program also can supply special mattress and pillow covers, medication advice, asthma educational materials, and referrals to community resources.
The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department offers pregnancy testing on a sliding fee scale and assistance applying for Medicaid.
The Health Department is home of the federal WIC Nutrition Program for women, infants and children. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education and supplemental food during children's critical developmental stages.
Breastfeeding and Lactation Support
We offer staff members who are specially trained as certified lactation counselors. Our staff can answer questions about breastfeeding and help solve breastfeeding problems. Visits can be by phone or at the Health Department.