Contact Information

  • Doug Urland, Director
  • (828) 695-5800
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:3070 11th Avenue Drive SE Hickory, NC 28602
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Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting Program

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is exciting, but new parents can have questions once they arrive at home. Catawba County Public Health’s Postpartum Maternal/Newborn Home Visiting Program can answer questions for new mothers: Is my baby eating enough? Am I breastfeeding correctly? Am I healing properly? Is feeling overwhelmed normal?

Nurses come to the home and perform a health assessment for mother and baby. The visit will help make sure the mother and child are healthy and adjusting well. If the mother or baby has a medical need, the nurse will make a referral to local healthcare resources. The nurse will also bring information on immunizations, child care, infant growth and development, and safe sleep practices.

For more information or eligibility requirements, call (828) 695-5800.