Talk to a Public Health Nurse – If you have questions about pregnancy and birth, please contact your local Public Health Office. A Public Health Nurse will speak with you, to provide information and resources.
Education is also available in Spanish and Mandarin.
Baby’s Best Chance – Parent’s Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care. Baby’s Best Chance is a Canadian Prenatal resource. This handbook covers pregnancy, labour and delivery, breastfeeding, postpartum changes, and parenting.
BRHC Prenatal Mother Baby Unit Virtual Tour – A 20 minute video of the Mother Baby Unit located at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.
This virtual tour takes you through the journey of when you go into labour, arriving at the hospital to being discharged and the follow up care you can access once you are home.
Healthy Baby Program – A drop in program where you can ask questions about pregnancy and learn about prenatal health, meet other parents, enjoy a healthy snack and do activities. These sessions are available in communities throughout PMH. Explore our Public Classes page and view the latest Healthy Baby schedule.
Public Health Nurses throughout Prairie Mountain Health provide support, assessment and education to new families through telephone contact and/or home visits after leaving the hospital. The nurse provides support and information to new mothers and families on maternal and infant care, breastfeeding, infant feeding, attachment, parenting and family adjustment.
Public Health Nurses provide education and counselling regarding child care, nutrition, safety, breastfeeding, parenting and community resources. Immunization is offered according to the Manitoba childhood immunization schedule. Immunization is offered according to Manitoba’s Routine Immunization Schedule for Infant’s and Pre-school Children.
The Healthy Baby Program supports pregnant women and parents with babies up to one year of age through the Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit and Community Support Programs.
Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit
Families may be eligible to receive a monthly cheque to assist with the purchase of healthy foods throughout pregnancy.
Community Support Programs
Healthy Baby groups are offered in many communities throughout Prairie Mountain Health. They provide support and information sessions for pregnant women and families with children less than one year of age. Childminding for older children may be available. Healthy Baby community support programs also offer a healthy snack and milk coupons (up to 16 litres) for prenatal women and postnatal families with babies up to six months of age.
Please visit Healthy Child Manitoba for more information on sessions near you and/or an application for the Prenatal benefit.
Families First focuses on building strong family relationships, enhancing parenting skills, fostering healthy growth and development, and connecting families to resources. The Families First program offers information to the prenatal and preschool population on parenting, growth and development, early child development, attachment, health, safety and nutrition. Some families are offered a home visiting program where ongoing contact and support can occur for up to 3 years in the home. This service is available for families with children prenatal to 5 years of age.
Please contact your local Public Health Office for more information about services and resources for your family.
Parent Child Coalition Program Partnerships
Parent Child Coalitions are funded by Healthy Child Manitoba. Coalitions bring together individuals and organizations that have a vested interest in healthy families and optimal child development and are interested in working with parents, caregivers and service providers to support families and their children.
Coalitions support existing programs and activities within communities and initiate new activities that reflect each community’s diversity and unique needs.
Coalitions offer parent-child programs for families with children 0-5 years old, which focus on learning and literacy, physical activity and nutrition, and parenting.
Public Health Staff partner with schools to promote healthy school environments.
This program manages the delivery of immunizations throughout the life span based on Manitoba Health’s Routine Immunization Schedule. It coordinates the delivery of flu clinics and works with other programs in the event that mass immunization clinics are required.
The PMIHC is comprised of a variety of agencies within the Prairie Mountain Health region.
PMIHC provides collaborative leadership, assessment and coordination to respond to and prevent incidents of severe hoarding or domestic squalor. Where feasible, PMIHC will organize and provide public education about hoarding, disseminate contact information and offer support to families coping with incidents of hoarding and domestic squalor.
Public Health Nurses promote health and prevent injury and illness through provision of communicable disease follow-up and immunization services.
Triple P – The Positive Parenting Program
Many Public Health Staff are trained Triple P practitioners. The Positive Parenting Program uses a helpful, practical approach to raising children that focuses on the positive.
Triple P uses strong, nurturing relationships, good communication and positive attention to help children. Trained practitioners can provide support to families with regards to their child’s behaviour and encourage positive parenting.
Contact your local Public Health Office nurse to discuss positive parenting skills and arrange for a one to one discussion.
Public Health supports clients by sharing information about healthy sexuality and reproductive health choices.
A Public Health Nurse can provide education and support to prevent, test for and treat Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). Condoms are provided at all Public Health Offices and are easily accessible.
This program manages the delivery of immunizations throughout the life span based on Manitoba Health’s Recommended Routine Immunization Schedule.
It coordinates the delivery of flu clinics and works with other programs in the event that mass immunization clinics are required.
Call your local Public Health Office to inquire about flu clinics and other immunization clinics in your area.
Get the shot, not the flu!
The Reproductive Health Program supports clients by sharing information about healthy sexuality and reproductive health choices.
A Public Health Nurse can provide education and support to prevent, test for and treat Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs). A nurse can also assist clients to access sexual health clinics where available.
The Reproductive Health Program provides free hormonal contraception to eligible women. Condoms are provided at all Public Health Offices and are easily accessible.
Call your local Public Health Office to inquire if you are eligible for the program free of cost and free counseling related to healthy sexuality.
Services offered within the Reproductive Health program include access to reproductive health choices, education related to healthy sexuality, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, and access to sexual health clinics.
Reproductive Health services are offered to teens who cannot afford to buy birth control.
Call your local Public Health Office to inquire if you are eligible for the program free of cost and free counseling related to healthy sexuality
Teen Clinics are offered in some high schools throughout Prairie Mountain Health. The teen clinic provides education, counseling to teens in a confidential environment about any health issue of their concern.
Call your local Public Health Office to inquire about teen clinic availability in your area or visit the websites below:
The travel health clinic located in the Brandon Town Centre offers clients advice on recommended vaccines based on their travel destination.
We also administer the vaccines at the client’s request. The program also provides counseling as to how to best protect oneself when travelling, for example the use of insect repellent or mosquito nets.
The travel health team provides health information and immunizations to individuals travelling to foreign countries or working in professions that require adult immunizations for their occupation or educational requirements. Brandon Regional Health Authority offers pre-travel service for all travelers who want to stay healthy and enjoy their journey.
A Travel Health Nurse will provide consultation, education and immunization tailored to your travel destination.
It is best to book an appointment 6-8 weeks before travel. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Call to book an appointment:204-578-2521 *Please leave a message and your call will be responded to within 24-48 hours.
Information on all health risks according to the country or region you will be travelling to
Immunization services; including Yellow Fever vaccinations
Information about preventing travel related illnesses, including malaria
Although most vaccines can be given on short notice, vaccines need time to become effective and provide you protection from disease. Some vaccines need to be given in a series and scheduled a month apart.
There is a fee for this service.
Travel Health Clinic service fees are charged for each visit for all individuals or families for consultations, immunizations and official documentation.
Clients meeting the eligibility criteria for immunizations provided free of charge by Manitoba Health will also be provided these immunizations at the Travel Health Clinic at no charge.
Service for groups that are travelling together may be requested. (For example groups of 5 or more travelling to the same place at the same time or an occupational group.) We ask that every one commit to attending at the same clinic appointment time.