Nurse-Family Partnership Program

The Nurse Family Partnership Program is designed to teach young, first-time mothers how to take care of themselves during pregnancy and also how to care for their new babies. The program is voluntary and free to those who meet the eligibility requirements. Specially trained nurses provide frequent home visits that start before the woman's seventh month of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday.

A nurse will visit weekly for the first 4 weeks, then bi-weekly until the baby is born, after the baby is born visits are weekly for 6 weeks, then visits are bi-weekly until the child's 21 month birthday. Visits then become monthly with graduation at the child's second birthday.

Are you eligible?

  • First time mom (no previous live birth)
  • Medicaid eligible
  • Early in pregnancy, no later than 28 weeks gestation at time of enrollment

Online form to request nursing services.

For more information about Pierce County's Nurse Family Partnership program call (253) 798-3539.

You can also learn more at the national Nurse-Family Partnership website at:

For additional family support resources and information on family planning click here.