Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health receives funding from the State Department of Maternal Child Health. Staff at the local health offices develop and coordinate MCAH services and administer special projects in the area of maternal and child health, provide professional and community health education, and conduct the applicable programs.
All women, infants, children, and adolescents in Humboldt County have full access to preventive care, health care, and dental care.
Collaborating health and social services agencies, human service organizations, education agencies, the faith community, law enforcement, and community members work together to assure a safe, nurturing environment that promotes optimal development.
Activities include administration of federal, state, and county programs that provide planning, development, interagency coordination of services, data collection, problem analysis and priority setting, and policy development.
The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division Careline is a toll-free number that provides information and referrals for free and low-cost health care for the community. Examples of referrals include assistance with locating prenatal care, immunizations, dental care, and well-baby exams.