Posted in March 2013

Car Seat Checks

Car Seat

Kids TravelSafe Inc., is a local coalition supported by members of the community.

Vision Statement: We believe increasing the awareness of correct child safety seat usage will make children safer while traveling.

Mission Statement: Kids will ride safer when buckled up correctly.

Your children’s safety is our concern.

Car seat checks are provided free on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the City of Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison Street.

Certified car seat technicians will make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed.

A variety of car seats are also available during the fitting station.

Help us help you to keep your children safe.

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Child Health Screenings

Child Health Screenings are physicals done by a Public Health Nurse.  These physicals are accepted for Day Care and Kindergarten entry.  Individuals must call to make an appointment for the one hour physical, which includes the physical exam, hearing, vision, growth and development, nutrition assessment, and immunizations if necessary.

Newborn Visits

Newborn Visits-Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!  You will be receiving a letter from a Public Health Nurse inviting you to make an appointment for a home visit with you and your new baby.  This service is not determined by income level.  During the home visit, the PHN will see how the parents are adjusting; do a brief exam of the baby including weight and height.  Answer any questions you may have and discuss the different types of services available throughout the county.  If you live in the country, she will also bring along a water test kit to test for bacteria, fluoride and nitrates.

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC)

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) is a service available for Medicaid/Badgercare recipients to help obtain medical and community resources needed for the healthiest possible birth.  There is no charge to you for this service and a Public Health Nurse will answer your questions/concerns, and give you information about your changing body.  Visits can be made in the home, at school, in the office or at the WIC Clinic.  All visits are confidential.  Please call the Langlade County Health Department at (715) 627-6250 to schedule an appointment or notify the dietitian at your WIC appointment that you are interested in this service.

SADD Teen Peers

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for students lives.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Teen Peers is comprised of teens trained to teach others about HIV/AIDS, risky behaviors, and making good decisions. There are SADD Teen Peers groups in Elcho, White Lake and Antigo. If you know someone in Grade 9-12, who would like to be trained, please contact the Langlade County Health Department.

Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say “No” to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

SADD’s mission:

To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.

Learn more about SADD at the national website.

Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) has services available by appointment every Tuesday for Langlade County.  Please call the WIC office, 1-800-246-5743, to schedule your appointment at the Langlade County Health Department.  WIC provides food and nutrition information to help keep mothers and children healthy and strong.

Click here to view the statewide WIC programs.

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