Family & Child Health

For Referrals, Intake, and Questions Call:
(541) 682-8720

Dial 711 for TTY/Relay Service

Email FCH Here

Family and Child Health Supervisors

Chelsea Whitney |
(541) 682-8783
Family & Child Health Nursing Supervisor |
Babies First, CaCoon, Nurse-Family Partnership

Rowen Pemberton |
(541) 682-4670
INTERIM Family & Child Health Systems Supervisor | Oregon Mothers Care, Referral Coordination, Family Connects Planning, Reproductive Health Assessment

Brian Johnson |
Healthy Communities Unit Manager Healthy Families Oregon INTERIM Supervisor
Family & Child Health section offers a variety of parent support programs from pregnancy up to age 3. Nurses partner with families during pregnancy to support healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes and support the family in preparing for the new baby. Families can also enroll in services after the birth of their child to support parenting, child development, and assistance in navigating community resources.

This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Family & Child Health Program Descriptions

Family & Child Health Programs include:

  • Oregon MothersCare (OMC) enrolls pregnant people in the Oregon Health Plan faster, provides individual education and support, helps find prenatal care, and assists with finding the right services within Public Health and the community. Contact Oregon MothersCare for more information.
  • Babies First! is an education and support program for people with social or health concerns during pregnancy. After the birth of their child the nurse helps identify children at risk for developmental delays or other health conditions. Nurses provide parents with information to help them overcome or cope with developmental delays and connect with other medical or support services. Visit Babies First.
  • CaCoon (Care Coordination) helps families with accessing needed services to support children that have special health care needs. Visit Care Coordination.
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) partners first-time parents with a nurse early in the pregnancy to receive ongoing visits that continue through the child’s second birthday. Visit Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Healthy Families Lane County (formerly Healthy Start) is a free family support and parent education home visiting program that can start prenatally or after birth and continue until the child’s third birthday. Visit Healthy Families


How to Receive Services from Family & Child Health


Please complete a referral form via the link below and we will be in touch soon. Family & Child Health serves pregnant individuals, infants and toddlers, and children and youth with special healthcare needs.

Pregnancy & Parenting Support Resources Request

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Or call (541) 682-8720 and ask for FCH Services.

Benefits of Family & Child Health Programs

  • Nurses meet with you at your home or a place of your choice.
  • Work with families in all of Lane County - we can come to you!
  • Visits scheduled at weekday times that are convenient for families.
  • Interpreters available at no cost both in person and over the phone.
  • The same nurse can work with your family throughout the program.
  • Family & Child Health programs work with children that have special healthcare needs.


LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.

Wildfire Evacuation Information -

All wildfire evacuations in Lane County have been canceled. (Yay, firefighters and rain!)