Prenatal and Newborn Home Visits

Cribette/Portable Crib Distribution Program

Free Nurse Home Visit for Richland County Moms, because your pregnancy and newborn baby didn’t come with an instruction manual!

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Prenatal and Newborn Home Visits

Richland Public Health will provide a registered nurse from Public Health Nursing to visit you before the birth of your child or your newborn child (up to eight weeks old) in your home. She will do an assessment of you and your child and help answer questions you may have including:

  • Growth questions
  • Emotions
  • Helpful tips
  • Feeding questions
  • New roles
  • Community information
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Development questions

Cribette/Portable Crib Distribution Program

The cribette provides a safe sleep environment for babies up to 30 pounds and 35 inches. It is constructed from made-to-last materials to ensure safety, stability, and longevity. This compact design is easy to transport and effortlessly converts from a full-size bassinet to a safe sleep space for infants up to one year of age.

Mom must be 32 weeks or later to receive cribette.

Mothers or legal guardians are only able to receive cribette. Grandmothers, babysitters, etc. are not eligible to receive one.

Mom must be Medicaid eligible.

Mom must not have a safe place for baby to sleep.

Mom must be a Richland County Resident

Includes cribette distribution as well as a kit that includes a sleep sack, onesie, children’s book, thermometer, and pacifier.

Mom must complete safe sleep education and teach back to Public Health Nurse. Mom must complete a questionnaire after education as well as a cribette liability form.

These are FREE services funded by levy dollars and the Richland County Youth and Family Council.

Call 419-774-4540 to schedule an appointment or mail or fax a copy of the form below.

Prenatal and Newborn Home Visit and Cribette Resources

Schedule a Prenatal or Newborn Home Visit, or Cribette Program Visit

Prenatal Visits, Newborn Home Visits, and Cribette Distribution Program, click the link to request a visit, or call 419-774-4540. You can also mail or fax the referral form found HERE.

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