Healthy Moms and Babies

Baby mom and family

Columbus Public Health provides diverse services to support pregnant women, mothers, families and children. 

Home Visiting

Offers free, in-home, family-centered care coordination from registered nurses, social workers and outreach workers to promote healthy mothers, fathers, babies and families. Services increase the family’s access to health care and community resources, improve birth outcomes and provide education. Fatherhood support services also are available.

Call 614-724-2229 to learn more.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program

Provides supplemental food, breastfeeding support and nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 in Franklin County.

Call 614-645-7280 to make an appointment.

Learn more about eligibility, locations and services

Cribs and Infant Safe Sleep

Provides free portable cribs to eligible families and infant safe sleep education to reduce sleep-related infant deaths. Supplies are limited.

To be eligible, families must be at least 32 weeks pregnant or have a baby less than 12 months old without a safe crib and meet WIC income requirements (185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines).

For more information, call 614-645-3111. 

Car Seats

Car seat safety checks and low-cost car seats for eligible families.

To be eligible, families must be Franklin County residents, receive government assistance (WIC, SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, etc.), complete online education, and attend a scheduled appointment.

Call 614-645-7748 or visit to learn more. 

Pond Safety - Drowning Prevention

Fatal drownings occur in neighborhood ponds every year and children are most at risk.

Protect kids and watch them closely around water.

  • Supervise children around water and stay within arm’s reach.
  • Do not swim in pond water.
  • Stay out of neighborhood ponds. Do not enter.