The Family HEALTH Information Line provides information about programs and services to improve
the health of children and families. Call 1-401-222-5960.
Butler Hospital is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, adolescents and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The flagship hospital for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research.
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
Bradley is a private, not-for-profit hospital, and the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents. Established as a national center for training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry, Bradley is an affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a Lifespan health systems partner. Services include emergency crisis management, a range of inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and day treatment child and adolescent services and developmental disabilities programs. Bradley Hospital is a place where children who have psychological, behavioral, developmental or emotional programs can get help.
Rhode Island Hospital/ Hasbro Children’s Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence.
Hasbro Children's Hospital has the area's only pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric oncology, cardiac and asthma and allergy centers, has separate emergency and surgical units designated for pediatric patients, and operates specialty clinics treating children ranging in age from newborn to 18 years. For more information about our physicians or help choosing a Hasbro Children's Hospital affiliated pediatrician or specialist, call our free physician referral service at 444-4800.
The Miriam Hospital
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
Roger Williams Medical Center
St. Joseph Hospital
South County Hospital
South County Hospital Healthcare System (SCHHS) is a full-service healthcare resource, providing southern Rhode Island with a comprehensive range of advanced inpatient, outpatient, and home health services. Accredited by The Joint Commission, SCHHS is made of up four components: South County Hospital, VNS Home Health Care, South County Quality Care, and South County Surgical Supply.
At the center of the South County Hospital Healthcare System, South County Hospital, located at 100 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield, is an independent, non-profit, 100-bed acute care hospital offering the latest advancements in technology and a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services.
The Westerly Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital
274-1100, Physician Referral/Healthline: 1-800-921-9299
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(See also Pregnancy section.)
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
299 Promenade Street, Providence.
Low or No Cost Health Insurance for Kids & Families, if you qualify.
Connecting Rhode Islanders to quality, affordable healthcare.
RIte Care Health Insurance
For uninsured children, families and pregnant women. Must be income eligible to qualify.
RIte Share Premium Assistance Program
For help paying for health insurance through your employer. Must meet income eligibility.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
475 Kilvert Street, Suite 310, Warwick.
Health Insurance for low income children and families if you qualify.
Care New England Wellness Center
2191 Post Road, Warwick.
Innovative wellness programs, health education and clinical services including nutrition counseling, weight management, physical/ aquatic therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, tai chi and more. Call for calendar of events.
Meeting Street - Healthy Kids Bootcamp
1000 Eddy Street, Providence.
For children who are: 6 years of age and older; have BMIs 85% and over; have difficulties participating in and completing activities of daily living secondary to decreased endurance and obesity; can follow 2-3 step directions & work in a group setting.
Nutrition and Weight Center Care NE
“Healthy Steps Program” offers private nutritional counseling for a range of disorders.
Nutrition Counseling Women & Infants Hospital
274-1122, ext. 42749
Nutrition counseling services, including a personalized nutrition care plan, education & monitoring.
Nutrition Counseling Memorial Hospital of R.I.
Individual counseling for special diets such as perinatal nutrition, sports nutrition, women’s health, and healthy eating habits for children and teens.
SNAP Outreach Project
(Formerly the Food Stamp Program) Provides assistance to families throughout the state answering questions about SNAP and providing application assistance to those interested in applying. Recipients receive additional resources to purchase food and frees up cash normally spent on food for non-food purchases. When people are going through tough times, SNAP benefits can help them buy the food they need to stay healthy. And when folks use their SNAP card to buy groceries, they aren't just helping themselves; they are also supporting local grocers and the local economy. SNAP benefits are available to any low-income person or family that meets the eligibility guidelines. To find out more information and see if you qualify, call the URI SNAP Outreach Project toll free at 1-866-306-0270 or visit www.eatbettertoday.com.
The South County Hospital Medical & Wellness Center
3461 South County Trail (Rt.2) in East Greenwich.
Offers a comprehensive range of the healthcare services you need, including Urgent/Walk-In Care, Family Medicine, The Center for Women’s Health, digital mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry, fully accredited Medical Laboratory and X-Ray, and a full range of Occupational Health programs. In addition, you’ll find South County Cardiology, the Anti-coagulation Management Clinic—vitally important for those on Coumadin™ or other blood thinners; and the Travel Clinic, certified by the RI Department of Health as your source of international immunizations and world-wide health information, whether you are planning domestic or international travel.
South County Hospital Wellness Programs
782-8020, ext. 3484
Exercise Programs. Our Wellness and Fitness Center, a full-service state-of-the-art gym, is staffed by trained exercise physiologists who work with you to design an effective, personalized exercise program. Ongoing, offered year round.
Women & Infants Program
Are you pregnant or a parent of a child younger than five? You may be able to get checks for healthy foods, breastfeeding help, health screenings, and advice on healthy eating through WIC. To apply, call a local WIC office and make an appointment. See www.health.ri.gov/WIC or call 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711 to learn more.
Women & Infants’ Medical Office Buildings: East Greenwich: 276-7800, South County: 782-6866, Woonsocket: 767-2122, and Swansea, MA: 508-730-1011
Provide women with ob/gyn care, urogynecology specialists, infertility doctors, and gastroenterology services in locations that are close to home.
Nutrition Services: 274-1122, x42749
The foods you choose to eat can have a profound effect on your health and well-being. At Women & Infants' Nutrition Services Department, we can help you learn to make healthy food choices for yourself and your family. We work closely with your physician or other health provider to develop a personalized nutrition care plan for you. We have special expertise in all aspects of women's nutrition, including the needs of pregnant women. Our expertise includes the management of many diseases including: heart disease, osteoporosis, PMS, endocrine disorders, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, menopause and much more.
WIC Program: 274-1122, ext 42768; 274-1122, ext 42749 for RIteCare Referrals.
1276 Bald Hill Road, Warwick.
For new and expecting parents.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of RI Information
24 Hour Help Line: 941-HELP (4357) Office: 941-2051
35 Greenwich Street, Providence.
CareNet Pregnancy Center of RI offers free support to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Our services include pregnancy testing, options counseling, education, material resources and nutrition, childbirth and parenting classes. Participants in our New Beginnings parenting program earn free vouchers that can be used to “purchase” new baby items in our in-house store. For women and men with an abortion in their past, we offer an Abortion After-Care Program that offers healing and hope. All of our services are offered free of charge.
Birth Parent Counseling Program
Children’s Friend, 153 Summer Street in Providence.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, our sensitive, caring counselors provide individual help so that you can evaluate your options and choose what is best for you and your child.
Kent Hospital Women’s Care Center
The center is dedicated primarily to the care of women and their newborns, providing comprehensive maternal and child health services. They also offer numerous educational programs on topics ranging from parenting classes, lactation support, childbirth programs, and sibling class.
Memorial Hospitals Childbirth Education
Community programs include Early Pregnancy class (during first 6 mos. to learn about nutrition, body changes, discomforts, feeding decisions), Childbirth, Sibling tours, Infant CPR/child safety and more. Classes also in Spanish. Ask us about our Doula services.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
111 Point Street, Providence.
Comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services to more than 9,000 women, men and teens each year. Our health center has a professionally trained staff of gynecologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants and educators who understand the importance of reproductive health care.
Sexuality Education: Addresses the specific health care needs of women, men and youth through culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate programs. The program covers a variety of reproductive health issues: self-esteem, family planning, healthy relationships, health screenings and health care advocacy. The program includes communication skill development to improve partner and family relationships. For workshops, call at 401-421-7820.
Pregnancy Center of Westerly
111 High Street, Westerly.
Small group of women dedicated to helping other women through the turmoil & joys of a difficult pregnancy. Free pregnancy testing, counseling, support materials, and resources.
RI Birth Network
Your comprehensive resource for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Our website offers education, tools, options, and support for natural, medical (epidural), and planned births. The Provider Directory offers referrals for all of your health needs. Memberships are available for professionals and the general public. Events and workshops are listed on our website Home & Facebook page.
Self Sufficiency Programs for Adolescents
These programs from the R.I. Dept. Human Services provide support to pregnant and parenting teens on: health and parenting issues, preventing future pregnancies, finishing school, & exploring vocational options. Call the agency nearest you for more information:
Blackstone Valley Community Action, Pawtucket
Comprehensive Community Action, Cranston
East Bay Community Action
847-7821, ext 343
Urban League of R.I., Providence
South County Community Action, Wakefield
VNHS: Young Parents Program, Newport
South County Hospital
The Center for Women’s Health Childbirth Preparation Programs. The Hospital’s Childbirth Preparation Programs offer a full spectrum of classes including Childbirth Education, Parenting Classes, Sibling Class, Breastfeeding Support, New Mom’s Club, Infant/Child CPR, Postpartum Exercise and much more, provided by a highly experienced, dedicated and caring staff. For a full listing, go to the calendar at www.schospital.com
Visiting Nurse of Newport & Bristol Counties
1184 East Main Road, PO Box 690, Portsmouth.
Experienced maternal child health nurses fromVisiting Nurse of Newport & Bristol Counties provide skilled home care services to women with high-risk pregancies, premature infants, and early maternity discharge. They also provide nursing care and education for C-section wounds, breastfeeding difficulties, and infants and young children with health problems.
The Westerly Hospital Women’s Health Center
Baby Friendly Certified Hospital. Family centered single room maternity care (call for a tour). Wee-Care Childbirth Education Programs - Childbirth preparation, Preparation for Breastfeeding, Caring for Your Newborn, Preparation for New Dad’s Bootie Camp, Sibling Class, Teen Pregnancy Program, and more
Women And Infants Hospital
Childbirth and Parenting: 276-7800
Offers many programs for first time parents that are taught by certified childbirth educators and lactation consultants. A wide variety of childbirth classes include labor and delivery classes, Alternative Birth Center classes, prenatal breastfeeding, infant care, sibling classes for the 3 to 10 year old, grandparent classes, hospital tours, CPR, first aid, parenting the 2 to 6 month infant, classes for parents expecting multiple births, planned cesarean section and more. Many classes are also offered in Spanish. To register for Spanish classes, call our Spanish outreach worker at 1-888-44mujer or 277-3613.
Diabetes Management During Pregnancy: 274-1122, x42930
Pregnancy can have a profound effect on the management of diabetes. Women & Infants Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine specializes in the treatment of the maternity patient with diabetes. In addition, there is pre-pregnancy counseling available for diabetic women who are planning to start a family.
Pregnancy Nutrition Class: 274-1122, x42749
Helps pregnant moms manage their weight gain during pregnancy. Women who begin their pregnancy with a high BMI, or who are overweight, may be referred to this program. Classes are facilitated by a registered dietitian and may be covered by most insurance plans. Your health care provider may make a referral by calling the number above.
Day Program: 274-1122, x42870
Cooperative Care Bldg, 2 Dudley Street, 1st floor, Providence. Intensive treatment program for expectant & new mothers who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other behavioral health issues.
Mothers may call any of these numbers with questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Prenatal classes, postpartum support groups and outpatient lactation visits are also available through many of these hospitals.
Kent County Hospital: 737-7000 x33332
Leave a message and a lactation consultant will call you back.
Landmark Medical Center: 769-4100 x2218
24-hour call-in assistance available.
Memorial Hospital of RI: 729-2291
24 hour call-in assistance available.
Newport Hospital: 845-1110
24-hour call-in assistance available.
South County Hospital: 788-1226
Leave a message and a lactation consultant will call you back.
Women & Infants Hospital: Warm Line: 800-711-7011
Call with questions Mon-Fri, 9am- 9 pm. Sat/Sun 9am-5pm. After hours, leave a message and a nurse will return your call. Services in English and Spanish.
● Breastfeeding Support Services: 1-800-711-7011
● Nursing Moms, Etc.:453-7940
A specialty store servicing needs of breastfeeding moms, premature infants, & newborns.
Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Inc.
La Leche League
Dedicated to providing mother to mother support, info., & encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Note: Contact La Leche League for updated group meeting days, times and locations.
Rhode Island Department of Health - Family Health Information Line
401-222-5960/RI Relay 711
Answers to breastfeeding questions and referrals to local resources, including the Rhode Island WIC Program. English & Spanish. Visit: www.health.ri.gov/breastfeeding for breasteeding information and resources or RI mothers.