Maternity and child health clinics provide services to local residents of all ages. Maternity and child health clinics promote the health of individuals, families and the area as a whole through counseling and support, and by increasing options and resources.
Maternity and child health clinic services include monitoring the health and development of prenatal and preschool-aged children, providing guidance to parents, and supporting the interaction between parents and children. The clinics provide support for parents in matters related to parenting and home life, as well as potential problems at home. Parents also have the option of receiving help at home by family workers at the clinic.
In addition to maternity and child health care services, the clinics provide health care services for adults, sexual health advice, and birth control and family planning counseling.