Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

New parents don't automatically receive a copy of their child's birth certificate. Find out how to order a certified copy of a birth certificate in Vermont. 

The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.

Several infectious diseases are either not seen in Vermont, or are no longer a serious threat here. But even rare diseases require attention due to the possibility of importation from people traveling abroad.

Children should begin receiving vaccines within the first few months of life.

Becoming insured is the first step in being able to access health care and screenings for children and youth.

Our team of medical social workers are here to help children and families with special health needs, and the providers who care for them.

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