Home Visiting Programs

The County of San Diego offers two home visiting programs to those eligible for services.  These programs are delivered by specialized nurses called Public Health Nurses.  Public Health Nurses promote health, help individuals and families prevent illness, and support wellness in our communities through home visitation.

Public Health Nurses provide home visitation to support families by promoting positive parenting and child development, understanding health needs, planning for health care and managing their healthcare plan, learning how to live a healthy life, accessing community resources and support, and setting goals.

Public Health Nurses also provide advocacy, community outreach and collaborative activities.

Public Health Nursing home visitation services are free for eligible moms and families.

Nurse Family Partnership Program Maternal Child Health Program

The Nurse Family Partnership Program begins early in the pregnancy and continues until the child’s second birthday.

Program Eligibility :

First-time pregnant women  (less than 28 weeks pregnant)

The Maternal Child Health Program may begin during any stage of pregnancy or early parenting, the length of service varies.

Program Eligibility :

Pregnant, Postpartum or Early Parenting Families


Who Do We Serve?
Pregnant teens
Concerns about substance use
Lack of prenatal care
Difficult relationships
Current or history of pregnancy loss or early birth
Current or history of high-risk pregnancies
High-risk infants
History or current prenatal or postpartum depression
Children with developmental delays
Difficulty bonding

Getting connected to a PHN and a home visiting program:

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  • I'm pregnant or a postpartum mom

    Public Health Nurse Home Visitation services are free; however, various eligibility criteria may apply to some Public Health Nursing Programs.

    If you are interested in receiving PHN Home Visiting Services or know of someone who may benefit from our Home Visiting Program, please send an email to PersimmonySupport.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov. You may also call (619) 285-6480 or dial 2-1-1 to get more information.

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  • I'm an agency referring a pregnant or postpartum mom

    The Persimmony Referral Portal website allows your agency to submit PHN referrals electronically over the web.

    The web referral process is an easier and more responsive method in which to make PHN referrals. Protected Health Information (PHI) is secured, and it will allow your staff to submit paperless referrals and generate referral for your records.

    To add your agency to the PHN Referral website and receive more information, please send email to:


    Please advise client PHN will contact them to schedule the first home visit.

    Already have a Referral Agency Account? Click here to submit a referral.

Additional Resources

The Family Support Collaborative created the Referral Pathway website (Support Our Families Alliance of San Diego- SOFA) that is a centralized referral site for social services including home visiting programs.