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Nursing Services

Dutchess County provides a variety of nursing services through the Department of Behavioral & Community Health including Licensed Home Care Services for mothers and their children.

Licensed Home Care Services Agency (.pdf brochure)

Information about eligibility, services, fees, maternal, infant, and child home visits, and lead poisoining prevention.

Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program

Public Health Nurses are available to provide comprehensive home based services, to families, that start during pregnancy or after a child is born.  Home visits provide education, support, and case management services to assist parents with the healthy development of their child, including breastfeeding.  Call (845) 486-3419.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to children with elevated blood lead levels.  Environmental investigations are also available.  Call (845) 486-3419.  Addidtional information is available on our Lead Poisoning Prevention page.

Perinatal Hepatitis B Program

Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to infants born to mothers who are Hepatitis B positive. Call (845) 486-3419.
 

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Children with Special Healthcare Needs (Brochure .pdf)

What is the Children With Special Health Care Needs Program? 

It is a referral service for families with health and related concerns.  It includes the Children with Special Health Care Needs program and the Physically Handicapped Children’s Program.

What services do they provide? 

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program refers children ages birth to 21 who are diagnosed or at risk for a developmental delay or disability that:

Call for more information: 845-486-3419

Resource: Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know 

Physically Handicapped Children's Program

Offers financial assistance to Dutchess County families of children with severe chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities. This program will directly pay providers for services including:

Note: Families must live in Dutchess County and meet the income eligibility guideline for conditions covered by the program.

Please contact us if you think you may qualify or have any questions at 845-486-3419.

Resource: Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know 

Children with Special Needs

Early Intervention Program

Families with infants and toddlers who have special needs may be eligible to receive services to enhance the child's growth and development.

Call 845-486-3518 for referrals.

Preschool Special Education Program

Services are provided for children with special needs, ages 3-5, in conjunction with the family's school district. Call your local school district's Committee for Preschool Education for referrals.

For more information about the program, call 845-486-2759