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Maternal Child Health



The Detroit Health Department wants to make sure all babies have a chance to celebrate their first birthday. We are here to provide services to help you and your family live your best lives.


My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) offers a wide variety of high quality dental services and help with other needs, like insurance and transportation.


Car Seat Safety
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians can help you install your car seat the right way, and share information to help you keep your baby safe.


Infant Safe Sleep
All Detroiters must know their “ABCs”: the “ABCs” of protecting our babies while they sleep! Babies should be placed ALONE with nothing in their crib, on their BACKS, in a safety approved CRIB, and in a SMOKE-FREE environment. Learn more about the “ABCs” of infant sleep by attending a Safe Sleep Class. Call (313) 410-5264 to register.


Fit Kids
Enjoy evenings of fun exercise and healthy nutrition activities for the entire family with the Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP)’s Fit Kids Program.


Connect to over 200 resources and services to keep you and your family healthy and well:


  • Home visiting
  • Help finding a medical home
  • Health fairs
  • Programs for fathers
  • Women's health education
  • Post-partum support
  • Grief and bereavement referrals (for families who have lost a baby)

Call (313) 961-BABY (2229) for all of your maternal child health needs!