The Health Department provides a well-rounded range of services to encourage healthy environments and programs for children in our community.

Maternal and Infant

The Health Department can provide extra support for women, infants and children, including home or clinic visits by a registered nurse, pregnancy education, infant care resources and breastfeeding education.

Please call 316-283-1637 to schedule an appointment.

Child Passenger Seat Fitting Station

This program educates parents on how to correctly install a child safety seat in a vehicle.

Not only does an improperly installed or restrained seat put a child in danger, it also is against Kansas law. More information about child safety seat laws is available here.

The Health Department has several certified child passenger safety technicians on staff to assist parents with proper installation.

Healthy Start Home Visitor Program

Healthy Start provides assistance to new parents at their home. This is a statewide initiative aimed at decreasing pregnancy risks and improving birth outcomes.

Healthy Start visits are free, providing support and information on pregnancy and child development while connecting families with community agencies that can help meet needs.