Each of the core programs of MFHS addresses specific needs in the community, and allows Pennsylvania’s women and men to provide the very best for their families.
WIC Nutrition – The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program promotes the health of women, infants, and children by providing food and nutrition education to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers as well as for infants and children up to age five.
Reproductive Health Services – The MFHS Reproductive Health and Family Planning program provides quality, confidential, and affordable reproductive preventative health services to women, men and teens who might otherwise have no access to care.
Cancer Screening Programs – The MFHS Cancer Screening Program provides preventative screenings and diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer. Women primarily between the ages of 40 and 65 with low to moderate incomes without health insurance are eligible. Other ages may also be eligible under certain circumstances.
Nurse-Family Partnership – The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary, free program giving first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Partnering first-time moms with caring nurse home visitors empowers these mothers to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves.
Breastfeeding Education – Maternal and Family Health Services promotes breastfeeding as the most perfect infant food and encourages new mothers to choose breastfeeding because it is proven to have significant advantages for both mother and baby. The MFHS WIC Nutrition Program offers valuable information and resources for breastfeeding mothers.
Pregnancy Care – Prenatal Care at MFHS Circle of Care, Scranton is an innovative prenatal program that takes a positive, proactive role in ensuring a healthy pregnancy. The comprehensive package of services for pregnant women includes medical, nutrition, and social services that promote healthy birth outcomes.
SafeTeens – SafeTeens is your resource for reliable health information and your direct link to health centers located throughout Pennsylvania. We are a free, confidential connection to teen services. Whether it’s pregnancy, relationship issues, nutrition, drugs & alcohol, or mind & body related, SafeTeens is here to help.