Nurse Home Visiting

Who is eligible?

This service is targeted to pregnant women and/or families with an infant or child under 5 years of age who may need support or have social or medical risk factors.

For those clients enrolled in CalWorks or receiving services from Child Welfare Services, eligibility requirements may be waived or extended. Please inquire for further information.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided at no charge to income eligible participants. 

When and where is this service offered?

Contact (805) 788-2068 or (800) 660-3313 (se habla español) to find out if these services are right for you and how to get started. Services are voluntary and provided throughout San Luis Obispo County at the client’s home or location of choice. 


Referrals are accepted from schools, other County agencies, health care providers and other community agencies. You may also refer yourself. To refer, complete a referral form here, or call (805) 788-2068 or (800) 660-3313 (se habla español).


Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home-visiting program serving first-time mothers. Visits begin during the first or second trimester of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday. Mothers must enroll before 28 weeks gestation. Visits occur at the client’s home or at a safe place on a regular basis ranging from weekly to monthly as needed, before and after you have your baby. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. 

Health Families America (HFA) is also an evidenced-based home visiting program, designed to serve parents with one or more children. Staffed by both nurses and family advocates, this program also aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of families. Families currently expecting and those who recently delivered a child in the past 3 months are eligible.

Early Support Program is available by referral from agency partners only and provides high acuity families who do not meet the criteria for NFP or HFA with short-term home visiting support.

Whether a client is enrolled in NFP, HFA or ESP all staff are trained to work with families struggling with social or medical risk factors, including but not limited to: medical complications, mental health concerns, substance use disorders, housing instability, food insecurities, teen pregnancies, relationship dysfunction and parenting struggles.

Each home-visiting program focuses on low-income individuals, however all families interested in services are encouraged to reach out for services.