Maternal Child Health

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The annual Farmers Market Wellness Fair will be in the grassy area outside of the Administrative building at 1212 Logan Ave. Belvidere, IL on Tuesday, July 30th from 10 AM - 2 PM. Come out to buy fresh produce from local farmers at our farmers market, and learn of local health and wellness resources at our wellness fair. More information to come! Stay tuned.
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Maternal Child Health Advisory Council

The Maternal Child Health (MCH) advisory Council is a group of interdisciplinary professionals and stakeholders committed to optimizing physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of children and families by providing equal access to health care education and resources.

If you are interested in attending a meeting or have questions, please contact Karen Ceballos at 779-888-0283 or

Click here to view our strategic plan.
Boone County Maternal Child Health Survey Report 2022
Boone County Maternal Child Health Status Assessment Update 2022
Birth to Five Early Childhood Regional Needs Assessment

Adverse Pregnancy Reporting System (APORS)

All infants and children identified as high risk and meeting APORS criteria are assessed by a registered nurse with specialized training in working with high-risk infants and children. The nurse case manager conducts home visits at scheduled intervals to assess medical, mental health, social, safety in the home, and parent/child interaction.

The nurse case manager conducts appropriate developmental screening, physical assessments, and refers families to appropriate agencies. Infants and children are followed until 24 months of age unless the nurse case manager indicates that services are no longer needed. Parents may terminate case management at anytime.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

The breastfeeding peer counselor program provides you with a staff member who was/is a breastfeeding mom just like you.  She will be available to answer questions about breastfeeding during your pregnancy, through baby's first year and beyond.

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Childhood Immunizations

Childhood immunization clinics are held Wednesday afternoons by appointment. The following vaccines are available:

  • MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus Influenza B (HiB)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Meningococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • HPV - Human Papillomavirus
  • Flu Shot (seasonal)
  • COVID-19

If you are uninsured or underinsured the cost per vaccine is $20. We accept Medicaid for children only. Please call in order to determine eligibility. We DO NOT bill private insurance except for the seasonal flu shot. If this is your first time here, print the immunization forms linked below and fill them out completely before arriving for your appointment. Immunizations will be administered by appointment only. Call 815-544-9730 to schedule.  Please bring immunization records for anyone who is receiving a vaccine. 

Please click here for immunization forms to complete before your appointment.

For information on adult immunizations contact the Communicable Disease Nurse at the health department.

Flu Clinics are held in the fall each year and clinic schedules are available after September 1st.  We bill Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.  Call the Boone County Health Department for costs and current information.

Following are immunization schedules as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Childhood Lead Testing and Screening

All children participating in our WIC program are screened for no charge at 12 months and 24 months for lead risks. Those at risk have a blood sample taken by fingerstick to determine their blood lead level. All parents receive education about the dangers of lead poisoning.  If a child is determined to have an elevated blood lead level, additional follow-up and educational services will be made available to their family. 

Family Case Management (FCM)

The Family Case Management (FCM) program serves pregnant women, infants up to one year of age in low-income families and Dept. of Children & Family Services (DCFS) wards. The program helps women have healthy babies and reduce the rate of infant mortality.

The FCM program conducts outreach activities to inform expectant women and new mothers of available services. It also assists women in obtaining prenatal and well-child care. Services are provided through both clinic and home visits. Additional home visits by a public health nurse are provided to the families of infants with medical problems. 

School Physicals

Annual school physicals are held in July each year for students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and 9th Grade. For more information call 815-544-9730.

Vision and Hearing Screening for Preschoolers

The Health Department offers vision and hearing screenings to children age three and up who attend private/parochial schools, and preschools. This service is not available to children in home day care centers.

The screening procedure used is not diagnostic in nature. Children who do not pass the vision and hearing screening tests are referred for further evaluation by a physician or optometrist.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a special supplemental food program for Women, Infants and Children. The goal of the program is to improve pregnancy outcomes and early childhood development through nutrition interventions. Ultimately the goal is to decrease the families' dependency on government services.  Services provided through the WIC program include:

  • Child growth and development assessments and referral for services as needed
  • Specified nutritious foods according to eligibility category
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutritional/Health Risk assessment which includes: height and weight measurements, hemoglobin and health history

If you think you may be eligible for WIC getting started is simple! Complete the survey on the flyer below to begin the intake process or go to:
06-28-23 WIC flyer - English

Si piensas que calificas para el programa de WIC comenzar es facil! Complete la encuesta en el volante a continuacion para comenzar el proceso de admision o vaya a:
06-28-23 WIC flyer - Spanish

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Refer a friend to our WIC program today. Follow three easy steps for a chance to win a gift card. Winners will be selected at the end of each month starting in January 2024. Winners will be contacted directly. For more information, contact us at 815-544-9730.  Referral form link:

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Refiera a una amiga a nuestro programa de WIC hoy. Siga tres sencillos pasos para tener la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo. Los ganadores seran seleccionados al final de cada mes a partir del enero de 2024. Los ganadores seran contactados directamente. Para obtener mas informacion, llame al 815-544-9730. Enlace al formulario:

Categories of Participants:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Women (up to 12 months after delivery)
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Infants
  • Post Partum Women (up to 6 months after delivery)

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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