Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH)

Three photos of a baby's feet, a child's face, and a close up of a mother holding a newborn with the words "WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, WE'RE HERE FOR YOUR CHILD, WE'RE HERE FOR YOUR FAMILY." On the right-hand side is black text on a light blue background that reads "Maternal Child Adolescent Health"

Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program is made up of a variety of programs designed to improve and promote the health and wellness of women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

MCAH programs are here to ensure the physical, social-emotional, and mental well-being of women, children, fathers, and families. Nurses who work in MCAH work so that:

  • All children are born healthy and to healthy mothers
  • All women, children and their families have a safe and healthy environment to live in
  • All women, children, and their families have equal access to applicable and needed care within an integrated and seamless system
  • No health status disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, economic and regional groups are encountered

Don't live in Del Norte County? Find the MCAH program near you!
Pregnant and need immediate health insurance? Here are your options! 

If you would like to refer a parent or child for services, please use the Universal Referral Form below and fax it to (707) 465-6701. You can call 707-464-0861 for more information or to talk to a public health nurse. 


Local county data on specific MCAH topics is now available at the MCAH Data Dashboards

All parents, babies, and families deserve to be happy! But 1 in 3 pregnant people experience clinically significant anxiety or depression symptoms during or after pregnancy. We want everyone to know there is no shame in seeking help and most women experience full recovery when they get treatment. 

Maternal Mental Health Information: 

Get Help - Call 1-800-944-4773
Maternal Mental Health Resources
Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet
Stress Relief Coloring Sheets
Postpartum Support International
Blue Dot Project
National Alliance on Mental Illness

County of Del Norte
Department of Health & Human Services
Social Services Branch Public Assistance /
Employment & Training Branch
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783

Behavioral Health Branch

Public Health Branch
455 K Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7224
(800) 446-4408 (toll free)
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0861
Fax (707) 465-6701