Chester County Health Department offers a variety of nurse home visiting services to pregnant and parenting families with a focus on health assessment, health education, and promotion of infant development. These services are free of cost to clients. Women can enroll during pregnancy or after they have their baby.
The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a special program for young mothers who are having their first baby. Nurse visits occur during pregnancy and until the child turns two. The nurse focuses on supporting new parents and answering their many questions about childbirth and raising a child. This program is supported by federal and state funding and a variety of local funders including Brandywine Health Foundation, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, and United Way of Chester County.
The Title V Healthy Moms, Healthy Families program is a nurse home visiting program for pregnant and parenting mothers and their children with the flexibility to serve a wide population of families – pregnant moms who have had a previous child, postpartum moms, and families with an infant/toddler with special healthcare needs. The program is also flexible in terms of frequency and length of service, depending on the needs and desires of the family. Visits typically occur monthly during pregnancy and for 3-6 months postpartum. This program is supported with PA Department of Health funding.
For more information or for enrollment, please call 610-344-6459.