Our Services

Family Birth Center

The Gunnison Valley Health Family Birth Center was renovated in the fall of 2016 to help the youngest members of our community arrive in style. With lighter rooms and a welcoming atmosphere, the new Family Birth Center is a fitting location for many in our community to get their start!

GVH Maternity Resources

NEWBORN FOLLOW-UP CLINIC: The Newborn Follow-up Clinic is scheduled 24 to 48 hours after discharge. The follow-up takes place at the hospital and includes a weight check, jaundice check, repeat hearing screening (if needed) and breastfeeding assessment. The breastfeeding assessment involves weighing the baby before and after a feeding. Mom can then know how much baby is consuming each feeding. New parent questions are answered and follow-up recommendations given. A complete lactation assessment can also be scheduled if desired. Occasionally a physician may request a jaundice meter or weight check on your baby. This can be done at the hospital.

NEWBORN HEARING SCREENINGS: Gunnison Valley Health has a newborn hearing-screening program. All infants can receive a hearing test within a few days of birth. If hearing is a problem, it should be addressed immediately. The test usually takes two-five minutes and does not hurt the baby.

NURSE- FAMILY PARTNERSHIP: This program is recommended for first-time mothers. It is best to start during pregnancy but can be commenced up to four weeks after giving birth. This is a two year program and involves home visits from a public health nurse

IMMUNIZATIONS: STARTING AT 2 MONTHS

BABY AND ME TOBACCO FREE: A program to help pregnant women stop smoking. If you remain tobacco free (verified by blowing into a carbon monoxide detector) every month for up to one year, you will get a $25.00 coupon from Wal-Mart for diapers.

ASSISTANCE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR CHP+ AND MEDICAID

GUIDANCE FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS OR CONCERNS

PROGRAM TO SEE PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST (HCP)


Gunnison Valley Health Family Birth Center
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-1456