Maternal - Child Health
Need help paying for prescriptions for you or your family? Contact the Prescription Connection for North Dakota. It is a program that connects kids and families with free and low-cost prescription drugs, direct from the drug company.
For more information, or to sign up for the program, please call 1-888-575-6611 or visit www.rxconnectnd.org
Injury Prevention – North Dakota Department of Health Injury Prevention and Control – www.ndhealth.gov/injury
Nutrition – Nutritionist and Dieticians work with school in the 4-county service area to assist with food plans, food guidelines, and consulting.
Immunizations – Public Health Nurses work with area schools to ensure required immunizations are available and students are vaccinated, as needed.
Car Seat Safety – Instruction is provided in all four counties.
Bringing Baby HomeA baby follow-up program is available for newborns and infants up to 4 months of age. A nurse will weigh and measure your baby and answer any question you may have. A board Certified Lactation Consultant will also be available to assist moms with any breastfeeding questions or concerns. No appointments are needed.
Any family living in Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail or Williams County is eligible for participation even if they delivered elsewhere.
Bringing Home Baby is held on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays between 1:00PM and 4:00 PM at Mercy Medical Center across the hall from Craven Hagan Clinic.
Call 701-774-6400 or toll-free 1-877-572-3763 for more information.
Women Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC Because You Care
WIC is a program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children younger than 5 and is available in all counties in North Dakota. WIC offers healthy food for proper growth and development and helps families choose healthier ways of eating.
What is WIC?
WIC is a federal nutrition program that gives you:
- nutrition information, counseling and support
- breastfeeding information and support
- nutritious foods
- health screenings
- referrals to other services
To be eligible for WIC,
- You must be:
- pregnant woman;
- breastfeeding woman (up to one year after giving birth)
- new mother (up to six months after giving birth)
- parent, guardian or caretaker who has an infant or child younger than 5 years of age
- Your gross annual household income must be within WIC Guidelines (see below). Note: You may have a job and still meet these guidelines.
North Dakota WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines 2015/2016
|1||$ 21,775||$ 1,815||$ 419|
|2||$ 29,471||$ 2,456||$ 567|
|3||$ 37,167||$ 3,098||$ 715|
|4||$ 44,863||$ 3,739||$ 863|
|5||$ 52,559||$ 4,380||$ 1,011|
|6||$ 60,255||$ 5,022||$ 1,159|
|For each additional |
household member add:
|$ 7,696||$ 642||$ 148|
Upper Missouri District Health Unit holds clinics in Williston, Stanley and Watford City. For more information call 774-6401. In Crosby call 965-6813.
Additional information can be found at www.ndhealth.gov/WIC
WIC is an equal Opportunity program. USDA policy does not permit discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age. Any person who believes he/she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write immediately to: Secretary of Agriculture or Director, Office of Advocacy and Enterprise, USDA, Washington, D.C., 202050.
BreastfeedingQuestions about breast feeding? Let us help you!
Contact any of the following resources:
- Mercy Medical Center:
- Barbara Overland, RN, IBCLC.
- Work : 774-7400 (ask for OB unit)
- Upper Missouri District Health Unit:
- Liz Bustad, MPH, LN, IBCLC, WIC Nutritionist
- Work : 774-6401
- Breast Pump Supply:
- Breastfeeding Class
- To register call: 774-7009
- or go to: www.mercy-williston.org