Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. and will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving. There will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Wednesday, Nov. 22 due to the holiday.

Nurse Family Partnership

Public Health nurses provide home visits that improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children in El Paso and Teller counties. Home visits begin with women during pregnancy and continue until their child is 2 years old.

  • NFP is free to all women who are eligible for Medicaid and WIC and meet other income requirements.
  • Our program is based on a national program that has produced measurable positive results.
  • Learn more by watching this video.
  • Specially trained nurses provide routine home visits and assist with:
    • Healthy pregnancies and healthy babies
    • Parenting skills
    • Strong support network for new/expecting moms and their babies
    • Family goal setting and achievement
    • Referrals for community resources

How Do Mothers Enroll in NFP?

  • Participation is voluntary.
  • Women can be referred by community sources, including school nurses or counselors, obstetricians' offices, family planning clinics, health clinics and programs serving low-income women.
  • Self-referrals and referrals by friends also are accepted.

Appointments required