Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting services are provided at no charge by Health Department nurses to all first-time mothers and Medicaid eligible women and/or their infants shortly after birth. A one-time visit is provided to follow up on the mother’s and infant’s health after hospital discharge.
Services include assessing the health of mother and baby; counseling on family planning and infant care, verifying/arranging medical appointments; and early identification of any health or safety issues. To request a Postpartum/Newborn Home Visit, call 919-245-2437 or send referrals by fax to 919-644-3312. For more information or to share, download the Family Home Visiting brochure.