Maternal & Family Health

MFH, CNCHD 098

Maternal and Family Health section (MFH) assesses, monitors, and improves the health and well-being of all mothers, infants, and children.  We also assist children and youth with special health care needs, by strengthening the personal care and public health systems to assure access to quality comprehensive healthcare.  These services are community-based, family-centered and culturally appropriate.

Best Beginnings
Call 577-9757 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

This program is free for all pregnant women in Wyoming. A pregnancy test is needed for this program and is provided by the CNCHD.  We also will assist with Eligibility screening for Title 19 (nineteen), otherwise known as Medicaid.

Best Beginnings provides pregnancy education and health promotion including pregnancy education, information on prenatal classes, smoking cessation referral and support, assistance in completing applications for Medicaid and referrals to community resources.

When attending your first Best Beginnings appointment, please bring the following:

  • Wyoming picture ID or driver’s license
  • Applicant’s social security card
  • Social security numbers for those earning income in the household or applying for Title 19
  • Birth Certificate (if available)
  • Birth date for all members of your household
  • Proof of gross  income for all members of the household
  • Those under the age of 18 years will need to bring their parent or legal guardian.

For more information please visit: http://www.health.wyo.gov/familyhealth/bestbeginnings/index.html


Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
Call 235-9340 and speak to one of our MFH nurses for more information.

NFP is a voluntary program for first time mothers that provide home visits by a Registered Nurse during pregnancy and throughout first two years of their child’s life.  We are dedicated to improving pregnancy outcomes, improving child health and development and improving the family’s economic self-sufficiency.

For more information on the NFP program please visit http://www.health.wyo.gov/familyhealth/mch/index.html and www.nursefamilypartnership.org.


Children’s Special Health (CSH)
Call 235-9340 and speak with Pam for more information.

Children’s Special Health (CSH) is a home visiting program for infants and children with special health care needs that require more than basic care.  CSH provides payment for specialty medical care and coordination of care for children with an approved condition and diagnosis.  The Genetic and Endocrine Specialty Clinics are held at Casper-Natrona County Health Department and are overseen by CSH staff.

For more information please visit http://www.health.wyo.gov/familyhealth/csh/index.html.


Welcome Home
Call 235-9340 and speak with one of our MFH nurses for information.

The Welcome Home Program supports all new mothers with home and phone visits.  Registered Nurses are available to assess and answer questions related to postpartum and newborn care and breastfeeding.  Referrals to community resources are made as needed, and a gift is provided for the newborn.  Up to three home visits are made by the RN to monitor growth and development.


Additional Resources

For nutrition information contact the Cent$ible Nutrition Program, please visit www.uwyo.edu/centsible.