There are many community resources that are available to our patients. Our perinatal social workers can help connect you with resources for:
- Stress management
- Coping skills
- Mental health concerns
- Domestic violence
- Grief and loss
- Substance use and addiction
Lodging during care
For hotels, click here. For patients from Alaska, perinatal social workers will help coordinate taxi vouchers and return travel to Alaska.
Transportation to appointments
For those who qualify, we work with Hopelink, which provides door-to-door transportation to medical appointments for women in their 36th week of pregnancy and beyond. Patients under 36 weeks gestation with Medicaid qualify for bus vouchers for their medical appointments. Hopelink can also help with fuel expenses for getting to appointments.
Nutrition for moms and children
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program provides food vouchers for eligible women.
It also offers:
- Health screenings
- Nutrition and health education
- Assistance with car seats and materials for babies
- Appointments with social workers to help access services
Local community resources and services
For those who qualify, King County Public Health nurses are available to visit you in your home or in your community during your pregnancy and after birth. Public health nurses can provide assistance with referrals to community resources and education regarding a healthy pregnancy. They can also visit you after your baby is born to check on your health and your baby’s health and give advice.