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 care is the key to having a 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
  • Childcare
  • Education; referral to GED program
Certifying for:
  • Medicaid
  • Women, infants and children nutrition 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 the provider of choice for prenatal care
The social worker will identify resources to meet your needs
  • Presumptive Medicaid
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Infant car seats
  • Follow up on prenatal care appointments