Maternal & Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health program offers a variety of services to Portland residents including free home visits for residents who are pregnant or have a child up to age 5. Parents can self-refer using the contact information on the right, or may be provided a referral from a doctor.

At a home visit, a registered nurse provides support and education on:
• growth and development
• baby weight checks
• breastfeeding
• developmental assessments
• healthy eating
• child safety assessments, including lead hazards
Visits are provided in the family's home at no cost.
Additional services offered from the Maternal Child Health Program include:
• Parent Support/ Infant and Toddler Play Group
• Infant/Child CPR
• Parent Education


Play Group
*PLAYGROUP RESUMES WHEN SCHOOLS RESUME IN SEPTEMBER!
For children ages 0-5
Tuesdays 10:30-12:00p 
*See us on Portland Kids Calendar

Play Groups are free and open to the public. No prior registration required. Closed when Portland schools are closed.
Reiche Community Room, Reiche School, Second Floor, Portland, ME

CPR for Infants and Children:
Portland residents with young children may qualify for an in-home CPR class. Call (207) 874-8475 for more information.

Breastfeeding:
Maternal and Child Health works to support breastfeeding, and promotes breastfeeding babies for at least six months.
Language-specific breastfeeding resources can be downloaded here: Arabic, EnglishFrench, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish


Parent Education:
We offer workshops on various topics of interest to parents of young children. Call (207) 874-8475 to be added to the mailing list.

Lead Screening:
We offer free in-home lead screening. Call 874-8475 for more information.