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Perinatal Services

Perinatal Services for Modoc County Women
If you think you may be pregnant, are pregnant, or have just had a baby, contact
Modoc County Public Health to find out about the perinatal services
Call: (530) 233-6311 or 1-800-762-3003
or come by our office:
441 North Main St, Alturas, CA 96101

Modoc County offers free confidential services for women who may be pregnant:

  • Pregnancy testing/preconception counseling at Public Health is available by going to the front desk and asking for a nurse.
  • You do not need to tell the front office staff why you are there. If a nurse is not available at that time, please ask to schedule a time to meet with a nurse.   

Topics and Services:

  • Education on healthy lifestyle choices before pregnancy
  • Information on birth control options and Plan B
  • Referrals to local clinics for Family Pact services
  • Free condoms
  • Prescription for folic acid (cost is covered for those who have MediCal)
  • Counseling and referrals for adoption and abortion services

Free confidential services for pregnant women:

  • Home visits by a Public Health Nurse
  • Education about how to keep yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy
  • Videos and books about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and baby care
  • Gas vouchers for out-of-county prenatal appointments for women who have MediCal
  • First 5 New Parent Kits for women in their 3rd trimester
  • Education on childbirth, postpartum care, and newborn care

 Free confidential services for postpartum women

  • Breastfeeding support in the home or at the office
  • Weight and jaundice checks for baby
  • Gas voucher for out-of-county postpartum medical appointment for women who have MediCal
  • Education on postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care

RECIPE: Healthy Baby
Serves: One Family

  1. Pregnancy planning
  2. Healthy lifestyle habits
  3. Early and continuous prenatal care
  4. Good nutrition
  5. Folic acid
  6. No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
  7. Education about pregnancy, birthing, and baby care

Mix together well—Bake with love and patience for 9 months

Healthy Moms = Healthy Babies 

Additional Resources:
Before you get pregnant:

Every Woman California:

CDC Preconception Health Page:

California Department of Public Health Preconception Page:

During Pregnancy:
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program:


March of Dimes:

CDC Pregnancy Page:

My Plate for Pregnancy:

After Your Baby is Born:
California WIC: