Health & Human Services
M-F | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
204 1st St NW, Aitkin, MN
218-927-7200 | 800-328-3744
218-927-7210
Sarah Pratt / HHS Director

Families & Children

Family Home Visiting:

All families in Aitkin County are eligible for a Public Health Nurse:

  • Prenatally
  • Postpartum
  • Newborns

A Public Health Nurse will visit you to weigh your baby, assess your baby from head to toe and provide information on:

  • Postpartum emotions, health and nutrition
  • Infant Feeding (our nursed are certified lactation specialists!)
  • Infant sleep, cues, crying and soothing
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Infant growth and development
  • Resources available in the county
  • Receive a free Welcoming Gift Caddy

Car Seat Program:

  • Free car seat education and consultation to all families in Aitkin County.
  • BlueCross BlueShield infants and children through age 8 may qualify for a free car seat.
  • Ucare infants and children through age 8 may qualify for a free car seat.

Follow Along Program — Learn more about your child's development!

  • Every few months, you will get a form asking how your child is playing, talking, growing, moving and acting.
  • Fill out the form and send it back to us.
  • You will get the results with fun activities for you and your child to do together.
  • You will get a board bookfor you and your child to read together
  • If there are any concerns, we'll get in touch with you and work together on next steps.

Sign up online today! It's FREE! www.health.state.mn.us/mnfap