Maternal, Child & Adult Health Program
The Maternal, Child and Adult Health Program encompasses several programs:
ADULT AND SENIOR HEALTH
- Home Health Maintenance Program provides nursing care to homebound, frail or chronically ill residents whose care is not covered by insurance or other health care providers and collaborate with primary care health providers to support the independent living of senior residents.
- Home Visits for influenza and pneumonia vaccine.
- Senior Health Program provides health monitoring, preventive care and anticipatory guidance to ambulatory elderly in various clinical settings.
COMMUNICABLE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
- Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program coordinates and monitors the medical management of residents infected with active and latent tuberculosis living in the community. Additionally, refugees and Class B immigrants arriving in Greenwich transition through the CT Refugee and Immigrant Health Program (RIHP) at the local level.
- Infection Control Program oversees the implementation of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and provides epidemiologic and surveillance support when a disease outbreak threatens or is suspected.
- Reportable Disease and Surveillance
The Maternal-Child Health Program provides preventive health assessments, health education and anticipatory guidance to uninsured or underserved families.
- Physical examinations - early childhood and school entrance (includes immunizations, tb assessment, screenings)
- Vision and Hearing Screening
- Women, Infant and Child (WIC) Nutrition Program - referrals and assistance with program registration; certification
- Passport to Good Health
- Prenatal and Postpartum nursing visits
- Health education for expectant and new parents
- Lead Poison Prevention - The MCH nurse oversees the Lead Poison Prevention program through parent education, advising providers about reporting regulations and by monitoring elevated blood lead reports.
Early Childhood Education and Daycare Licensing Program, in conjunction with the Division of Environmental Services, advises and inspects daycare facilities and enforces state regulations regarding their operation.
IMMUNIZATION & HEALTH SCREENING SERVICES
The Immunization Program offers ACIP recommended vaccines at the Division of Family Health clinic to children, expectant parents, caregivers, adults and Town employees and others. Influenza vaccines are offered to the community in the fall at community clinics as well as by home visits to residents who are homebound.
Reasons to Get Immunized
- To keep you and your family healthy
- To keep your community healthy
- To protect loved ones from disease
- To stop the spread of disease to the most vulnerable populations
- Because other parents and experts agree it's the best thing you can do to keep your family healthy
The Family Health Clinic walk in hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and by appointment.
- Infant and Child Recommended Immunizations: polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), pneumonia and hepatitis B
- Adult Recommended Immunizations: influenza (seasonal and higher dose), shingles, pneumonia (PPSV23, PCV 15 and 20), hepatitis B and tetanus/pertussis (Tdap)
- TdaP "Cocoon Vaccine Program" for expectant parents and caregivers
- Tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women, preferably during the third trimester of pregnancy. Infants with pertussis are often infected by their parents, particularly their mothers, at least half of the time. Vaccinating those who are close to a newborn helps to create a protective "cocoon" of immunity around the infant.
- Tdap vaccine is available for pregnant, post-partum and close contacts of infants under one year of age through the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Immunization Program.
- The TdaP vaccine is FREE. A small vaccine administration fee may apply