Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Over more than four decades, research consistently has proven that Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe, and improving the lives of moms and babies.
When a mom enrolls in Nurse-Family Partnership, she is partnered with her own specially trained Public Health Nurse (PHN). She receives regular home visits starting as early as her first trimester and through her child's second birthday.
NFP is a free and voluntary program.
The goals of NFP are to help first-time parents succeed and to:
- Have healthier babies and healthier moms
- Improve child health and development
- Support and education for new parents
- Set and reach their goals for the future
- Public health nurses make home visits during the women's pregnancy and first two years of the child's life
- Nurse home visitors follow a visitor schedule keyed to the developmental stages of pregnancy and childhood
Who is Eligible?
- Less than 6 months (29 weeks) pregnant
- Eligible for Medi-Cal or WIC (low-to-moderate income)
- Stanislaus County resident
- Please do not assume you are ineligible. Call us to find out!
How to Enroll in NFP
Anyone can refer to NFP. Women who meet the eligibility requirements can refer themselves (self-referral), or they may be referred by a healthcare provider or community agency.
- Public Health Nursing Services Referral Form
- Call: 209-558-7400
- Fax: 209-558-8315
- Email PHN-NOD@schsa.org
If a woman is not eligible for NFP, she will be offered information on other home visiting and supportive services in Stanislaus County.