Newborn Home Visiting Program: A free program for families that provides an in-home nurse visit for mother and newborn at your convenience Visits allow the child to be weighed and checked for any health concerns. The nurse can answer any questions and provide information on a variety of topics.
A free program for children 0-21 years of age that are on Medical Assistance with no recipient liability. Health Tracks is a preventive health check-up to discuss health concerns and available community resources.
The goal is preventing childhood illnesses or disabilities and identifying children’s and young adults’ problems early on before they become severe and disabling. Health Tracks Screening is completed by a Registered Nurse.
Lab Tests for Hemoglobin, Urinalysis, and Lead Screening if risk factors
Mental and Behavioral Health Screening
Connection to Community Resources and Referrals
Child Seat Safety
Richland County Health Department is committed to the safety of our children while riding in a vehicle. The department has a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff that can help you in determining the proper child restraint for your child, how to install it correctly in the vehicle, how to properly secure the child in the restraint, and any other passenger safety issues you may have. Watch our Calendar Page for upcoming car seat check events.
School Health Programs
School Health Programprovides health education classes, counseling, and vision screening services. Contact RCHD for more information on how we can assist your school district.
We are partnering with Sanford Clinic to offer breastfeeding support in the community.
The Baby Cafe offers:
Free access to breastfeeding support in the community
Guidance for pregnant people who are planning to breastfeed
The chance to meet other parents
Support for pumping and returning to work
RCHD Health Promotions Staff:
For more information on our Maternal and Child Health Programs please reach out today at our Contact Us page!
Richland County Health Department
413 3rd Ave N • Wahpeton, ND 58075
Phone: (701) 642-7735 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm