Maternal Child Health
Home and/or office visits to: high risk infants and children, pregnant and postpartum women, high risk families needing improved parenting skills, and families with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A member of the Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) Nursing staff will evaluate your home, in conjunction with a MCH visit, to check for safety hazards for children under age 5. Each participant receives a personalized report with suggestions for their home.
- MCH Home Visiting Program
- Doylestown and Quakertown call: 215-345-3344
- Levittown call: 267-580-3510
MCH Information Flyer
Safety checklist for your home
The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program is a partnership between the federal government and states. Our goal is to support the health and well-being of all mothers, children, and families. See how it works here Version OptionsMaternal Child HealthHeadline.
American Academy of Pediatrics - We’ve assembled a collection of tools and resources to help pediatricians and healthcare professionals provide education and guidance to parents and caregivers on infant safe sleep.
ASK, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child to a playdate, caretaker, or relative’s home. Have your teens ask about guns in the home before going on a babysitting job or entering a new group housing situation. And especially ask about guns in the home if you know someone is in crisis and at risk of harming themselves or others. Doing so can help prevent family fire and save lives.
Children's Health Insurance Program or CHIP - There are a lot of reasons why kids or teens might not have health insurance —maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health insurance at work, or maybe other options just cost too much. Whatever the reason, if your child or teen is uninsured and ineligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance, CHIP may be able to help. Having high-quality, low-cost health insurance helps keep your kids strong — CHIP Strong!
The mission of Cribs for Kids® is to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.