Nurse Home Visiting

Who can use this service?

This service is targeted to low-income, at-risk families who:

  • Are pregnant with their 1st child; 
  • Have certain social and/or medical risk factors affecting parenting
  • Have children at risk of developmental delays; or
  • Have children at risk due to an unstable medical condition

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided at no-charge to eligible clients.

When and where is this service offered?

Contact (805) 788-2068 or (800) 660-3313 (se habla espaƱol) to find out if these services are right for you.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from schools, other County agencies, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Public Health Clinic-SLO

Monday - Friday 8-5

2191 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5500

Frequently Asked Questions

What services are provided?

Public Health provides multiple programs for eligible, low-income families:
 
The Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program serving low-income, first-time mothers. Visits begin during the first or second trimester of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday. Referrals must be received before 28 weeks gestation. Your nurse comes to you, meeting you at home or at a safe place on a regular basis, every week, every other week, or once a month before and after you have your baby. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
 
The Home Visiting Program helps at-risk families such as teen parents, or those in need of parenting guidance, and those affected by abuse, homelessness, mother/baby exposure to tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, and children with medical needs.

When should I start this service?

Pregnant women should start this service as early as possible during pregnancy (typically around 16 weeks), as questions arise that your nurse can help you with. This also ensures that your baby gets the best nutrition and prenatal care right from the start. While an early start is ideal, pregnant women can start the program up to 28 weeks of pregnancy. (If over 28 weeks of pregnancy, client will automatically be enrolled in Early Support Program.)

How do I get referred to the program?

Referrals are accepted from schools, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted. Use the following referral form and fax it to (805) 781-1372. A nurse will contact you for further information.

Is this program mandatory?

No. This program is voluntary and participants can stop at any time.