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Public Health services


Below are a list of services Public Health provides to Bloomington, Edina and Richfield residents.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Public Health and ask to speak with an intake nurse. Intake hours are Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding information and support

Public Health Nurses, WIC Lactation Consultants and Peer Breastfeeding Counselors are available to answer any questions or concerns about breastfeeding.

If you are a WIC participant, contact 952-563-8993.

If you are not a WIC participant, contact 952-563-8900 or email

View additional information and resources.

For employers

According to Minnesota State Statute 181.939, employers must provide nursing mothers a reasonable unpaid break and a set space to express breast milk. The space can either be a private room or another location that is free from intrusion, as long as it's not a bathroom, is in close proximity to the work area and there is access to an electrical outlet.

How to apply the law and support nursing moms.

For more information on how to become breastfeeding friendly:

Early childhood development

Early Childhood Screening

An early childhood screening is available at your local school district and recommended at age three, but can also be done at ages four and five. This screening is a good indicator to see if your three-year-old will be ready for kindergarten.

Follow Along Program

The Follow Along Program supports parents by assessing their young child's growth and development up to three years of age. The program is secure, safe and confidential. To get started, complete the Follow Along enrollment form either online or download the form (English or Spanish), complete it and mail to Public Health. 

Parents receive a development questionnaire called an ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) in the mail every four months. Once filled out, the parent returns it to Public Health (postage included). 

The results of the questionnaire are mailed back to the parent with suggested fun activities to promote growth and development for the child's specific age range. A Public Health nurse will call the parent if there are concerns. If needed, a Public Health nurse would discuss choices for further evaluation or tips on how to promote baby's physical and emotional development.

Help Me Grow

Do you have concerns about your child's development, such as walking, talking, playing or behavior? For more information, visit

Health Screenings and Immunizations

Visit the Bloomington Public Health Center page for details about health screening and immunization services.

Flu shots

Visit our "Fight the Flu" page for information about flu shot clinics, flu prevention tips, and frequently asked questions. 

Prenatal, postpartum and parenting

A Public Health Nurse is available to provide:

  • Education and support for expectant mothers, new parents and families
  • Assistance with health care questions, food concerns, counseling, child growth and development, parenting skills, asthma education and safe living conditions
  • Connections to local resources

An early childhood screening is available at your local school district and recommended at age three, but can also be done at ages four and five. This screening is a good indicator to see if your three-year-old will be ready for kindergarten. 

Submit a Public Health Nursing Referral.

Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) program 

Public Health Nurses promote healthy pregnancy and childhood development with families through discussion, learning opportunities, activities, developmental screening and referrals to community resources as needed. A needs assessment is completed during pregnancy or the first two months after a newborn's discharge from the hospital. Families may be enrolled until the child turns two years old.

Senior health

A Public Health Nurse may provide:

  • Assessment of home safety and health concerns
  • Connections to local resources
  • Support to community organizations to learn more about supporting aging residents

Stay up-to-date with these senior health tips.

Sexual and reproductive health

Public Health Nurses provide health counseling, education and resource information to individuals and groups.


The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding counseling and support and food benefits for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, and infants and children through age five. 

During COVID-19, WIC services are being provided virtually.

To schedule an appointment, contact 952-563-8993.

More information on WIC and how to apply.