For Children & Families

The Office of Public Health administers several programs that provide services for families, young children and women's health needs.

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I'm pregnant/I'm the mother of a young child, and I need assistance getting primary and preventive care services.

Bureau of Family Health administers the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, funding a number of programs and services for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and women with infants and/or young children. Learn more.

I need to make sure my children have gotten the shots they need.

Immunization Program offers vaccinations to Louisiana children who meet certain requirements, and administers the LINKS network to track children's vaccine records. Learn more.

I need information about birth control and how I can avoid an accidental pregnancy.

Family Planning Program offers information, counseling and education about family planning, provides contraceptives, conducts preventive health screenings and teaches women how to plan pregnancies. Learn more.

I need information about nutrition counseling and access to health services to low-income women, infants and children.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals to other social services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. Infants and children up to their fifth birthday may also receive benefits. Learn more.