Family & Child Health

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department offers a variety of services, programs and resources for parents, especially mothers of young children. If you have a question about services for parents or children but do not see an answer readily available in the links below, please call us at (417)864-1684 to see if we can help.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The WIC program is designed to improve the nutritional health of pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, infants and children, up to the age of five, with the goal of improving the overall health of families. WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support and referrals to health care providers and local agencies.

Breastfeeding Education & Support

We provide ample support to breastfeeding moms and families! This largely includes services provided by our WIC staff, but you do not have to be a WIC participant in order to take part.

Greater Ozarks Regional Mother's Milk Depot

Donating breast milk is giving the gift of life. There is now a safe, healthy and simple way for local women to donate milk that will help improve the lives of infants in our area and beyond.


Childhood vaccinations are very important to protecting the health of children and families alike. And they're required in order to attend public schools in Missouri. We provide immunizations against more than a dozen diseases for children from birth through age 18, as well as immunizations for caregivers and grandparents, such as Tdap.

Birth Certificates

Our Vital Records desk provides birth and death certificate services Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Vital Records is located inside our main location at the Harold K. Bengsch Building, 227 E. Chestnut Expressway.

Child Safe Facility Recognition

The Child Safe Facility program recognizes licensed child care centers that have gone above and beyond licensing requirements to create a more safe and healthy environment for their children, families, and staff. A recognized Child Safe Facility has addressed safety measures related to: Emergency Preparedness, Immunizations & Health Promotions, Indoor & Outdoor Safety, Safe Sleep, and the Preventions of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Prenatal Case Management

The prenatal case management program seeks to encourage healthy behavior for mothers in order to deliver healthy babies. A nurse case manager follows the mother's health care monthly throughout her pregnancy and provides two follow-up visits after her baby is delivered. Our Prenatal Case Management Program is part of our Nest Partnership, which seeks to help Nurture, Empower, Support and Teach families. 

Social Media

Be sure to follow WIC on Facebook, the Nest Partnership on Facebook and the Health Department on both Facebook and Twitter.