Maternal-Child Health


The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) offers two nurse-home visiting programs to pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their babies who might want a little extra help. They are: the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program and the Maternal-Child Health Home Visiting program, also known as the Title V program. Both programs are for Montgomery County residents and are free.

    Nurse-Family Partnership   Maternal-Child Health Home Visiting Program  
About the Program   The Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time parents succeed. Families develop confidence and skills for parenting and economic self-sufficiency by volunteering to work with a nurse home visitor from this proven program.    The Maternal-Child Home Visiting program is for pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their babies.  
What to Expect   Specialized nurses visit families regularly during a 2½ year period, beginning in early pregnancy.    A public health nurse will visit the family in the home, help with health care needs and discuss how mom, dad and/or other caregivers and baby are doing.   
Program Goals   * Foster healthier pregnancies
* Improve the health and development of children
* Encourage self-sufficiency
  Assist parents and children with a variety of needs including, but not limited to:
* Infant Care / Parenting Tips
* Breastfeeding Tips
* Home Safety Tips
* Smoking cessation
* Family Planning
* Immunizations
* Lead testing
* Education and guidance in  health related areas
Eligibility for Enrollment   Any woman residing in Montgomery County who is:
* Pregnant with her first child (no previous live births)
* Low-income
* Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  * Any pregnant women, regardless of the number of weeks she is pregnant
* Any new mother or father, regardless of prior children

Make a Referral

To make a referral to either the NFP Program or the Maternal-Child Health Home Visiting Program, please complete this
Referral Form and submit it to the appropriate contact listed on the form.

For questions about the home visiting programs, please email the Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator or call 610-278-5117.


Nurse Family Partnership
Montgomery County Parent and Infant Resource Guide
Home Visiting Program Referral Form