West Side Community Health Services recognizes that our perinatal users and newborns are at a high risk for poor birth outcomes due to barriers to care such as language, culture, cost, transportation, and lack of awareness.
To address this, we provide comprehensive services to women who are expecting or who are considering becoming pregnant. If you’re a new mom and have questions or concerns, we can help. We provide education, assistance and encouragement as you begin and continue your parenting journey. Services are available at all of our medical sites.
We also offer Prenatal Education Classes in Spanish for women who are enrolled at one of our clinics for prenatal care. These classes are held at our La Clinica site. Click here to connect to the class content and contact information. Prenatal Education Classes are given in English at the East Side Family Clinic.
One of our programs that supports all young moms but primarily African American and American Indian women is our Healthy Start program. If you are a new mom in need of assistance, we offer our Healthy Start program at our East Side Family Clinic.
Healthy Start Program Information
Twin Cities Healthy Start is a federally funded program established by the federal government to decrease morbidity and mortality among infants in high risk populations.
Contact: Peg Shearen, Social Worker at (651) 793.2265 for more information.
Services available through the Healthy Start Program include: family planning and pregnancy testing, prenatal care, family support and mental health counseling, nutrition services, HIV/STD screening and care, lab and x-ray services and more.
Clinics that offer this service