"Always working for a safer and healthier Skagit County"
Director: Jennifer Johnson
What is Nurse-Family Partnership?
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:
- Have a healthy
pregnancy and a healthy baby
- Become a better-prepared,
more confident parent
- Build a strong
network of support for you and your baby
- Make your home
a safe place for your baby to live and play
- Get referrals
for health care, child care, job training and other support services
available in our community
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
- Set goals for your family's future and find ways to help you reach them
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:
- Is pregnant with
her first child
- Wants to enroll
- Meets income requirements (same as WIC or medical coupons or Apple Health/Medicaid)
You can join as
early in your pregnancy as you like, but you must sign up before the
28th week of pregnancy.
How do I enroll?
For more information about Skagit County's Nurse Family Partnership program or to enroll call (360) 416-1523 . You can also learn more at the national Nurse-Family Partnership website at: www.nursefamilypartnership.org.
*In Skagit County, NFP is funded by a combination of grants, Medicaid and local funds.