Baby Your Baby
The Baby Your Baby program was designed to provide helpful information for parents and their children. From financial help to preparing for pregnancy, the Baby Your Baby professionals are here for you.
The Baby Your Baby program is a cooperative effort between the Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Health Care and KUTV 2News Fresh Air.
To schedule a Baby Your Baby appointment at the Summit County Health Department, call 435-333-1500.
The Summit County Health Department works with healthcare providers, other local health departments, and the Utah Department of Health to minimize the impact of disease on the community’s health. Our staff members identify cases of reportable diseases then investigate them through patient interviews, specimen sampling, and collaborative work with healthcare providers.
Our services are:
- Administered by female clinicians
- Sliding scale based on income
- By appointment only — call the Health Department to schedule an appointment
Services for Women:
- Annual wellness exam including pap test and breast exam
- Depending upon qualification (or If you qualify), free mammogram and/or pap test through the Utah Cancer Control Program
- Birth control options counseling
- Low-cost purchase of birth control pills, Depo-Provera shot, patch, Nuva ring
- Free condoms
- Pregnancy testing
- Emergency contraception
- Counseling and referral for pregnancy options
Sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, or sexually transmitted infections, STIs, are the most highly reported communicable disease in Summit County, in Utah, and in the United States. STIs are common, preventable, sometimes without symptoms, and can cause serious complications in men, women, and children. STIs are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.
Other STIs, including Hepatitis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are passed from an infected person to another person through sexual contact, injection drug use, needle sharing, and blood transfusions prior to the year 1992. Health care workers and emergency services workers exposed to an infected person’s blood or body fluids can become infected. HIV can also be transmitted through breast milk.
Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest triumphs and an important aspect of preventive medicine appropriate for all ages. With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy, not even the production of antibiotics, has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease and improving health. Despite the availability of safe and effective immunizations, thousands of cases of infectious disease continue to occur in the United States annually – diseases that could be prevented by immunization.
It is a common misconception that only babies need immunizations for health and wellness. Immunization is a lifelong, life-protecting community effort. Recommended immunizations begin soon after birth and should continue throughout life. By staying on target with recommended immunizations, we are not only protecting our families and ourselves; we also protect those around us who would otherwise be exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases.