"Always working for a safer and healthier Skagit County"
Director: Jennifer Johnson
The Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit with you in your home or another place that works for you throughout your pregnancy and until your child turns 2 years old.
How much does the program cost?
Nurse-Family Partnership is free to all eligible women*.
How often will my nurse visit?
Your nurse will visit every week or two during your pregnancy and up until your baby is two years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule.
What will my nurse help me with?
Your nurse will help you:
Can my baby's father participate, too?
NFP encourages fathers, family members and even friends to be involved in the visits and learn how they can best support you. You and your nurse decide who gets involved. Because you are the one who carries the baby and you are the first person to take care of your baby, you are the one who is actually enrolled in the program and you are the main focus of your nurse's attention.
Who can enroll in NFP?
Any woman who:
You can join as
early in your pregnancy as you like, but you must sign up before the
28th week of pregnancy.