The Community Health Home Visiting Nurses provide home visits to prenatal and post-partum women and newborn infants. The goal is to provide care to pregnant and parenting women to promote a healthy pregnancy. Nurses offer health care monitoring, referrals to support services, and health education for clients in the convenience of their home.
Community Health Services
A registered nurse:
- Visits high risk prenatal clients in their home to monitor their pregnancy, educate on signs/symptoms of prenatal problems to report to their physician, and offer support services to promote a healthy pregnancy.
- Visits new moms and their newborns in their home within 60 days of delivery to check for complications, educate on postpartum and newborn care, and offer support and referrals to community resources.
- Makes a home visit to parents who have experienced a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) related loss. The nurse, certified in SIDS counseling, answers questions, makes referrals as appropriate, and provides support while assisting the family with the grief process.
- Dental Health Education
- Dental Screenings & Referral to care
To obtain information about any of our programs or to refer a client to the Community Health Nursing Program, please call 250-5055 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How are services paid for?
Community Health Nursing services are billable to Medicaid, while there is no charge to the client if they do not have Medicaid.