Maternal Child Adolescent Health
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) provides services that promote the health and well-being of women of childbearing age, infants, children and adolescents, particularly those who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes. The MCAH staff works with the communities and agencies of Sutter County to continually assess the needs of these populations so that the programs meet the client needs.
Sutter County Public Health is a Health Families America affiliate, providing evidence-based home visiting services to Medi-Cal eligible families. Click on the link below to learn more about this service and how to access it.
Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants, with a range of benefits for infant health, growth, and development. Breast milk has been shown to have many lasting health benefits for newborns and mothers such as reducing the risk of infections, cancer, diabetes, obesity and asthma. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months. Click on the links below for available local breastfeeding resources.
Access to quality, low/no cost reproductive health services is important to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Finding coverage for or locating access to these services can be difficult. Click on the links below for more information on where and how to access reproductive health services.
Safe Sleep for Your Baby
In the United States, approximately 3500 infants die annually from sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and strangulation. SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review of the clinical history of the family and infant. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants from one month to one year of age. To learn more about SIDS including recommendations to keep your baby safe while sleeping click on the link below.
Early Prenatal Care
Medical care in the first three months of pregnancy plays an important part in having a healthy baby. These brochures explain why and contain information about accessing pregnancy-related Medi-Cal insurance and finding a prenatal provider.
Children's Health - Sutter County CHDP
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program provides access to complete health assessments and services for low income children and youth in California. Periodic, comprehensive health assessments are important for the early detection and prevention of disease and disabilities. CHDP provider clinics offer “CHDP Gateway”, an automated pre-enrollment process for uninsured children. For more information about Gateway and a list of local CHDP clinics click on the links below.
Safely Surrendered Baby Law
If you are in a situation where you believe there is no way you can care for your baby, now there is a way to safely surrender your baby. California law permits the parent or person with legal custody to safely and confidentially surrender a baby within three days of birth. The law requires that the baby be taken to a county designated site such as a hospital displaying this logo.
Adventist + Rideout Emergency Department,
726 4th Street, Marysville, CA 95901
For more information, please visit:
Or call: Toll free 1-800-371-3177
Toll free access provided by Sutter County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program