Middlesex-London Health Unit

Site: Healthy Start

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-663-5317
Fax 519-663-9581
E-Mail health@mlhu.on.ca
Website www.healthunit.com/healthy-families
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides public health programs, services, information and support for parents and families before pregnancy, during pregnancy, after baby is born and until children start school

Services include information and support, home visits, assessment and screening, group sessions and telephone support * services also provided to health care providers, licensed child care centres, and community service providers * website with information and resources on many topics

Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program - Specialized family-centred services for children who are diagnosed as being blind or having low vision

Breastfeeding Support - Variety of breastfeeding supports available:

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Home visiting program

Healthy Growth and Development Telephone Information and Support - Free, confidential information and support from a Public Health Nurse about topics such as pregnancy, postpartum recovery, postpartum mental health, breastfeeding, infant feeding and nutrition, early child development, safety, sleep, positive parenting, community supports and resources

Healthy Start Infant Drop-Ins - Public health nurses provide support and answer questions about breastfeeding, infant feeding and nutrition, safety, child development, community support, adjustment to parenthood, parenting, and more for families with infants from birth to 6 months

Infant Hearing Program - Southwest Region - Hearing screening for all newborn infants in the hospital or in the community

iParent - Website with information about everyday parenting concerns, parenting styles, growth and development of children and parenting groups and classes * videos and interactive tools

Nurse-Family Partnership - Home visiting program for pregnant young women expecting their first child

Prenatal Health Education - Online e-learning education program, information, and resources for pregnant individuals and their support * visit www.healthunit.com/pregnancy

Preparing for Parenthood - In-person group session * one session offered to pregnant individuals and their supports * focus on transition to parenthood, changes in roles and relationship, mental wellness, and time management

Smart Start for Babies - Prenatal nutrition and support program for pregnant women and teens and their partner or support
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served London ; Middlesex County
Boundaries London and Middlesex
Eligibility Families * varies per program
Application No referral required * appointments or registration required for certain programs or classes
Languages English ; French
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 1972
Primary Executive Heather Lokko, Director of Healthy Start
Funding Municipal - London ; Private ; Provincial - MOHLTC ; Regional - Middlesex County
Site Information
Site Location London (Central)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
355 Wellington St, Suite 110
London, ON N6A 3N7
Intersection Clarence St and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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