Maternal and Child Health

Here are Community Health we desire for all families to have access to the care and services they need. We can help by connecting you with resources in our community. Whether it’s basic health care, parenting education classes, home-visiting programs, parent to parent supports for families who have loved ones with special needs, the list goes on. We are here to help.

The list provided below is a snapshot of services available for children and families in our community.

If you don’t see what you are looking for or have questions, please contact Krystal Ceron at 509-524-2625 or email kceron@co.walla-walla.wa.us

Family Support, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding 

Local resources/supports for parents & caregivers, information on home visiting programs for prenatal moms and families with young children.
Classes

Breastfeeding

Home Visiting programs

  •  1st Steps – Maternity Support Services & Infant Case Management for families receiving Medicaid (state insurance)
    • Monday through Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm
    • 509-525-6650
    • 1120 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • Early Head Start – Prenatal moms through children age 3   
    • Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
    • 509-529-2130
    • 1621 Penny Lane, Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • Parent as Teachers – Prenatal moms through children age 5
    • Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm
    • 509-529-2130
    • 1621 Penny Lane, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Education

  • Does your baby cry a lot? Though crying can be very difficult to listen to, it could be a normal part of your baby’s development and there is support available. Always talk to your doctor about your concerns to make sure there is not a health condition causing the crying. Check out the Period of Purple Crying website for more information - http://www.purplecrying.info/.
  • Do you feel empty, sad and/or emotionless after having a baby? Talk to your doctor or counselor about these feelings, many women experience these feelings after having a baby, you are not alone and there is help. Check out this link for more information - https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/postpartum-depression
  • Check out this link to get information on counselors and mental health providers available in our community -https://www.mentalhealthww.com/providers
For resources for children and youth with special health care needs, visit our CYSHCN page.

Local groups/gatherings and additional supports

  • Birthright of Walla Walla – support for women during pregnancy and after pregnancy
  • Childcare Aware Family Resource Hotline – assistance with finding local child care
    • 24-hour hotline
    • 1-800-424-2246
  • Mothers of Preschoolers – supportive meetings and education with other moms
  • YWCA – domestic violence, sexual assault crisis response, shelter & more.
    • 509-525-2570
    • 213 S. First Ave. Walla Walla, WA
Basic Health

Information on health insurance and local medical/dental offices & resources
Doctors’ offices/clinics
Please call or see clinic website for a full list of services available
Hospital/Emergency Department