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Public Health Nursing (Field) Programs

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department offers programs to improve the health of newborns by helping parents learn positive parenting skills, practice healthy behaviors and assist families in setting future goals.

Early Support Program and First Time Mothers Program:

  • Countywide in home services provided by Public Health Nurses to eligible mothers, fathers, family members or friends involved in the care of the child
  • Assistance with parenting information, teen pregnancy, low-birth weight and failure to thrive babies, difficult parent/child relations, tobacco/drug/alcohol exposure to mother or baby, and possible birth defects
  • Child health and development screenings
  • Nutritional guidance, health education, prenatal care and pregnancy planning
  • Support parents in starting or staying in school and finding a job

San Luis Obispo Office
805-781-5500 or 800-660-3313

Penny Borenstein, MD, MPH

Health Officer/Public Health Director


M-F, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

(805) 781-5500

Online Contact Form

After hours public health emergency or urgent communicable disease (805) 781-4553

24-Hour Information Line -Recorded Messages- (805) 788-2903

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