Maternal Infant Health Program(MIHP)

MIHP is a supportive health service for pregnant women, new parents and families delivered in your home by a team of a social worker and nurse. The team provides prenatal, parenting and child development education; along with counseling, nutrition information and help in obtaining needed resources for qualifying individuals. 

There is no cost for this service. Anyone who is pregnant or any infant with Medicaid is eligible. 

For program information, you can call (616) 527-5341 or email us at HealthDepartment@ioniacounty.org

During Pregnancy we will:

  • Help assist with your Medicaid application.
  • Connect you with community services for clothing, food, and housing.
  • Provide education about your developing baby.
  • Teach you how to make healthy choices for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Assist you with health problems that may affect your baby (e.g., diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression).
  • Help you quit or reduce tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse.
  • Provide you with travel information to doctor visits.
  • Address any concerns you may have about abuse or violence.

After Childbirth we will:

(newborns through 12 months)

  • Support you with breastfeeding.
  • Teach you about safe sleeping.
  • Provide immunization information.
  • Weigh and measure your baby.
  • Help you discover ways to calm your baby.
  • Talk about postpartum depression and self-care.
  • Suggest ways to play and spend time together.
  • Explain children’s growth and development.
  • Help you find low-cost birth control options.

What do Mothers like about MIHP?

“I liked that they offer the convenience of coming to my home. I didn’t have to take the children
out.”

“They spent more time with me explaining things than the doctor did.”

“Just having someone to talk to who understood what I was going through.”

“I liked that they showed that they cared about how the baby, and I were doing. They always
made me feel important.”

MIHP supports healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

Health Department

Location
175 E. Adams Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Phone:
(616) 527-5341

Fax:
(616) 527-5361

Children’s Special Health Care Services
Phone: (800) 359-3722
TDD: (800) 788-7889

Community Health
Phone: (616) 527-5341

Environmental Health
Phone:(616) 527-5341
Fax: (616) 527-8202
Mon-Fri 8am-4:00pm

Personal Health
Phone: (616) 527-5341
Fax: (616) 527-8208

Immunizations
Phone: (616) 527-5341
Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 11:30am & 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Immunization Late Clinics: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00am – 5:00pm

TB tests can be done Monday – Wednesday 8:30am – 3pm

Substance Abuse Prevention
Phone: (616) 527-5341

Woman, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Phone: (616) 527-5337
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm
WIC Late Clinics: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00am – 5:30pm

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