Pediatric and Family Health

A number of factors before and after the birth of a child can create challenges to his/her development and school readiness. Before the birth of a child, the developing brain architecture of a fetus can be disrupted by poor maternal nutrition, exposure to a variety of hazardous substances, and the adverse physiological effects of a pregnant woman's chronic stress.

Access to prenatal health care can help identify such high-risk circumstances and provide a vehicle for addressing hazards to healthy brain development in a preventive fashion. After birth, providing access to a regular and affordable source of primary health care for mothers, infants and children is important in helping to prevent threats to the child's healthy development, as well as provide early detection and intervention for concerns that could lead to more serious problems later in a child's physical, developmental and mental health.

Alcohol Abuse line (24 Hours)    800-234-0420

Family Medical Center    734-847-3802
8765 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI 48182
     • Temperance Dental    734-850-6920

Family Medical Center    734-654-2169
130 Medical Center Dr., Carleton, MI 48117
     • Carleton Dental    734-654-2169, option 1

Family Medical Center     734-240-4851
905 & 1085 N. Macomb, Monroe, MI 48162

Family Medicine Residency Center    734-240-8430
650 Stewart Road, Monroe, MI 48162
Please call for appointments.

Faithworks Medical     734-770-5504
15269 S. Dixie Hwy. 48161, Weds., Hours 6-9 p.m.
A charitable clinic that provides medical care to uninsured working adults who are residents of Monroe County. By appointment only.

Monroe Exchange Club    734-242.2676
Provides eye glasses to Monroe County students whose parents do not have vision insurance or are unable to provide glasses due to financial circumstances.

Monroe County Health Department    734-240-7800
2353 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161
     • Immunization Clinic    734-240-7800
     • Dental Clinic     734-240-7800
     • Vision & Hearing Screening    734-240-7800
     • Health Promotion    734-240-7800
     • Maternal & Infant Support    734-240-7800
     • Children's Special Health Care     734-240-7800
     • Environmental Health    734-240-7800
       2353 S. Custer, Monroe
     • Sexually Transmitted Disease, Aids Testing and Counseling    734-240-7800
     • Women, Infant, and Children's Program (WIC)    734-240-7800
     • Breastfeeding Assistance (HD Warmline)    734-240-7800
     • Family Planning    734-240-7800

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital     734-240-8400
718 N. Macomb St., Monroe, MI 48162

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Physician Referrall     800-PPG-DOCS
718 N. Macomb St., Monroe, MI 48162

University of Michigan Hospital     734-936-4000
     • Dental School Children's Clinic    734-764-1523
     • Pediatric Clinic    734-936-4180
     • Mott's Children's Hospital     734-936-4000

The Toledo Hospital    419-471-4218
     • High Risk Pregnancy    419-471-3604
     • Neonatology    419-471-4225
     • General Information     419-471-4000

Sacred Heart Clinic
1704 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, First Friday of the Month, 9am - 1pm
Sacred Heart Clinic is a free clinic designed to serve the basic medical needs of those who are underinsured or without medical coverage. The staff that comprise Sacred Heart Clinic are volunteers who are donating their time, talents, and skills to serve those in need.

Salvation Army Harbor Light      734-384-3402
Alcohol & Drug Treatment
3250 N. Monroe Street, Monroe  MI 48161

Stop Smoking Assistance    734-240-4188

Calming a Crying Baby
A crying baby can be frustrating for anyone, but NEVER SHAKE A BABY; it can cause severe
brain damage or death. Some things you may try to calm the baby include:
  • Make sure the baby is not ill. Check for fever, swollen gums, or other illness or injury.
  • Check to see if the baby needs to be fed, changed, or made comfortable.
  • Gently rock or walk with the baby. Put the baby in a wind-up swing.
  • Take the baby for a ride in a stroller, or in a car seat in the car.
  • Put the baby in a snugly, soft sleepsack, one that will not bunch around the face.
  • Check to make sure that clothing is not too tight, or that fingers or toes are not bent.
  • Increase sound in the baby’s room by turning up the music on a stereo, adding other rhythmic noise such as a ceiling fan.
  • Talk or sign quietly to the baby.
  • Call a friend or relative you trust to take over so you can take a break.
  • If nothing else works, put the baby in bed, shut the door, and turn on a television or radio, but check the baby OFTEN.