Perinatal case management program

After the baby comes you may contact a DeKalb County Board of Health nurse who will make a home visit to assess you and your new baby in the comfort of your home.

The nurse will:

  • Examine your new baby
  • Examine you, the new mom
  • Provide counseling and teaching
  • Provide WIC assessment and nutritional counseling
  • Make appointments for newborn infant’s 2-months exam and mom’s 6 week checkup

“Get on the right track”

Early prenatal car is the key to having healthy baby.  In DeKalb County all pregnant women may become part of the Perinatal Case management (PCM) program.

This program assets pregnant women by:

Providing resources for:

  • Medical care
  • Transportation
  • Child care
  • Education; referral to GED program

Certifying for:

  • Medicaid
  • Women, infants and children nutitrition program (WIC)
  • Babies born health (Maternal Financial Assistance Program)

Making monthly contacts to:

  • Provide follow-up on pregnancy progress
  • Assist with needed services
  • Provide prenatal counseling

How will “Getting on the right track” help me?

Each mother-to-be is assigned a nurse case manager an social worker.

Services include:

  • Pregnancy testing/counseling – walk-ins accepted
  • Weight check
  • Blood pressure check
  • Lab test for anemia
  • Nutritional counseling
  • WIC certification
  • Assessment of prenatal needs
  • Referral to provider of choice for prenatal care

The social worker will identify resources to meet your needs

  • Presumptive Medicaid
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Infant car seats
  • Follow up on prenatal care appointments