Maternal, Child & Adult Health Program

Parts of the Maternal, Child & Adult Health Program

  • Well Child Clinics
  • Prenatal, Postpartum and Child Home Visits
  • Preschool and Day Care Licensing
  • Senior Health Services
  • Health Maintenance in the Home
  • Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Infectious and Communicable Disease Education and Monitoring

Programs in the Maternal, Child & Adult Health Program

The Maternal, Child and Adult Health Program encompasses several smaller programs:

  1. The Home Health Maintenance program, which provides nursing care to homebound, frail or chronically ill residents whose care is not covered by insurance or other health care providers.
  2. The Senior Health Program, which provides health monitoring, preventive care and anticipatory guidance to ambulatory elderly, in various clinical settings.
  3. The Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, which coordinates and monitors the health care of residents infected with tuberculosis.
  4. The Infection Control Program, which oversees the implementation of the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and provides epidemiologic and surveillance support when a disease outbreak threatens or is suspected.
  5. The Immunization Program, which provides residents and employees with vaccination services.
  6. The Maternal-Child Health Program, which provides preventive health assessments, health education and anticipatory guidance to uninsured or underserved families.
  7. The daycare Licensing Program, which, in conjunction with the Division of Environmental Services, advises and inspects daycare facilities and enforces state regulations regarding their operation.

Immunization & Screening Services

Immunization screening service hours are Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • Immunizations for polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), pneumonia and hepatitis B (for children only)
  • Tuberculosis screenings
  • Blood pressure screening

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC is also an advocate for the promotion and support of long-term breastfeeding and delaying the introduction of semi-solid foods until 6 months of age in accordance with the feeding practice guidelines of The American Academy of Pediatrics.


  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday).
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). 
  • Children** up to their 5th birthday 

WIC Shopping 

Electronic Benefit Transfer (called eWIC) began in 2016. In this system, an eWIC card replaces the paper food vouchers that had been used in the past for food benefits and redemption at authorized WIC grocery stores. Click here  for more information. 
Additional Information you may find helpful: 

For Healthy Habits and Nutritional Information, please visit these websites:
Connecticut WIC Information
MyPlate Guidelines for Nutrition
National WIC information 
For information on breastfeeding and pregnancy, please visit these websites: 
Breastfeeding Information (International) 
Breastfeeding Information (Connecticut) 
Support Throughout Pregnancy 
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement / USDA Aviso de No Discriminación

To apply for WIC, Greenwich residents may contact the Optimus/Stamford WIC office: 

Optimus Health Care WIC Program- Stamford
 805 Atlantic Street,
 Stamford, CT 06902

Tel: 203.977.4385
To speak with the Maternal and Child Health nurse at the Greenwich Department of Health, please call (203) 622-6781.