Maternal and Children’s Health

Oregon Mother’s Care

No woman should go through pregnancy without the support and care she needs. Oregon Mothers Care connects people to:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP) application assistance
  • Prenatal care
  • Dental care
  • Other health care appointments
  • Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutritional services
  • Other pregnancy and health-related information and services

Babies First!

Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies and young children up to age five. The goal of Babies First! is to help families make sure that their babies are healthy as they grow and learn.


  • Weigh your baby
  • Provide breastfeeding support from a Breastfeeding Specialist
  • Check to make sure your child is learning and growing, as they should
  • Help you keep your child’s teeth and smile healthy
  • Offer information about what to expect as your child grows and develops
  • Help you build a happy, loving, and fun relationship between you and your child
  • Answer questions about keeping yourself and your child healthy and help you know when to see the doctor
  • Help you recognize what your child is telling you before he/she can talk
  • Help you make your home safe for your child
  • Work with you to solve problems that affect your family’s health
  • Help you get health care and/or apply for the Oregon Health Plan
  • Refer you to other services you might need


The CaCoon program serves families with children from birth to age 20 who have (or are at risk of having) a chronic health condition or disability. CaCoon care coordination services are offered by public health nurses who are specially trained to care for children and youth with special health needs. Since family members have a central role in the care of their child, all services are planned around the desires and concerns of the family. Eligibility is not tied to family income or insurance status. There is no charge to families.

A CaCoon nurse works with your family and your child’s health care providers to do some or all of the following things:

  • Help you find information about your child’s condition
  • Screen your child for any concerns regarding development, nutrition, hearing, vision, or other health issues
  • Partner with you to advocate for your child and family
  • Help your family locate financial assistance to help pay for your child’s care
  • Refer you to parent or family support organizations
  • Refer you to local resources for early intervention – physical, occupational, speech, and preschool
  • Work with any other service providers to address your concerns

If you would like information or resources about specialized health services and want to know more about CaCoon, contact Baker County Health Department and ask to speak with a nurse.

Baker County Health Department
8am-12pm; 1pm-5pm

Home Visiting Nurse: 541-519-6882
(call or text)

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