Home Visiting

The goal of our  home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

We help our clients get health insurance, establish a medical home and connect with other community resources, including WIC, counseling, legal and other support services.

Our client education services focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices and nurturing parenting skills.

Teen Parent Connections

Teen Parent Connections logoTeen Parent Connections (TPC) is a program for pregnant/parenting teenagers age 18 years or younger. Our social workers provide long-term comprehensive case management services helping clients to maximize their educational potential and advance self-sufficiency. TPC has been shown to decrease preterm births and repeat births, and to increase immunization and graduation rates.

Maternal Child Health Field Nursing

Field Nursing logoIn the Maternal Child Health Field Nursing (MCH-FN) program, home visits are provided by a Public Health nurse to low-income pregnant women, and women parenting a child under 5 years of age who have medical and/or social risk factors. Priority is given to clients identified as having medical and/or social risk factors that put the pregnancy in jeopardy or interfere with effective parenting. MCH-FN has been effective at helping clients access services, including prenatal care and alcohol and other drugs treatment programs.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership logoNurse-Family Partnership (NFP) 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. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.

Make a Referral to a Home Visiting Program

Referrals are accepted from schools, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted. Home visiting services are most effective when there is a "warm handoff" from the referring party. Please discuss with your client the benefits of home visiting and that you are making the referral.

To make a referral, please complete our universal referral form, and fax it to us:

Home Visiting Referral Form(PDF: 129 kB)

Fax: (707) 565-4430

 Please contact us at (707) 565-4440 if you have any questions or special concerns about yourself or your client.

To help us place your client into the most appropriate program, please provide as much of the requested information as you have available. 

Contact Information

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Public Health Division

Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma

Mail Address

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Meet Our Nurses

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