Children's Health

Ontario County Public Health is concerned about you and your family's health. We are committed to providing programs, services, and education that help families maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Children's Health
Did you know that Ontario County Public Health has a free program that provides health information to families within the comfort of their home? Home nursing education visits are available to every resident of the county if children are living in the home or if a woman is pregnant. These health education visits are tailored to meet the needs and desires of each family. Topics may include:
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Healthy Lifestyle Information
  • Parenting
  • Newborn Care
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Childhood Immunizations
Public Health Nurses also assist families with finding resources within their community. Nurses can help families find a primary care doctor or a breast-feeding consultant. They can help families locate area parenting classes or provide information on how to apply for health insurance. Ontario County is very fortunate to have many resources. Knowing about these resources and understanding how to access them can be beneficial. If you are interested in this free service, please call (585)396-4343 or (800)299-2995.

The following links provide further information for our programs:



  • Maternal Child Resource Guide - The Maternal Child Resource Guide is intended to connect the community, medical staff, and service agencies with the vast resources that are available to residents of Ontario County. This list is updated yearly and is inclusive to the best of our knowledge. You will also find health information on many of the pages within this resource guide. The information provided is general health information. Any specific health question should be directed to your physician. If you would like your service agency listed in this resource guide please contact Christy Richards at Christy.Richards@co.ontario.ny.us