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Infant and Child Health

We know that the health of your child is of the utmost importance to you and so we have provided the following information and links to help insure that your child gets the best possible medical care.

Find a Government Program

Government Benefit Programs website can help you find government programs for which you and your child qualify.  At this website you can fill out the questionnaire and the site will list all the national government programs for which you qualify.

Every U.S. state has government programs that can provide you with information about, and access to, free or low-cost medical care and food.  You may find the following resource links helpful:

Child Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance to children.

Child Nutrition Programs provide access to nutrition information and free and low-cost food.

Child welfare agency for each state can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.

Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.

Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.

Food Banks
 distribute free food to those in need.

Food Stamp Program
 helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food. 

WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.

Medicaid in each state can help you with answers about free services offered to you and your child.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC Website can help you with a full range of child health and disease concerns starting with the "ABCs of raising healthy kids".

Medline Plus

Sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this Medline Plus website has baby and child care, health and illness related information from many expert sources.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of doctors who specialize in baby and child care.  Their website will help you with general information related to child health and with specific suggestions concerning child care issues.

Free and Low-Cost Medical Help

Drug Prescription Assistance Programs provide free or low-cost medications to low-income individuals and families.

Free Medical/Dental Clinics provides you with information about free clinics.

National Organization for Rare Disorders patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance.

Prescription Drug Assistance: Some states provide prescription drug assistance to women who are not covered by Medicaid. Additionally, many drug companies will work with your doctor or health care provider to supply free medicines to those in need.

Reduced Cost Health Care at Hospitals: Hill-Burton facilities are hospitals and nursing homes that have received money from the federal government and now must provide a certain amount of free or reduced-cost health services every year to those who cannot pay. You may apply for Hill-Burton assistance at any time before or after you receive care by simply asking for Hill-Burton assistance. To obtain a list of Hill-Burton facilities in your area or for more information on the Hill-Burton program and how to get free or reduced-cost health care go to www.hrsa.gov.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services website can help you with some of the medical issues and concerns surrounding pregnancy.

Vaccines for Children Program helps families by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children and is administered at the national level by the CDC. States and eligible U.S. projects serve eligible patients up to and including age 18 years, providing routine immunizations with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Additional Areas of Interest

StressFreeHome website offers a unique reference point on expert advice to help you reduce stress at home.

For additional information about infant and child health, please visit the website Pregnancy And Children.

Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist you and other pregnant women and birth mothers free of charge regardless of whether you place a child for adoption or intend on raising your child yourself.

We Can Help a Birth Mother Living in Any State

We are licensed in multiple states and are able to help a birth mother, birth father, and adopting family living in any of the 50 U.S. states.