Mothers and newborns in Marion or Polk counties: You are eligible for visits by a nurse at no cost, regardless of income or background.
Visits are scheduled around 3 weeks after birth
Helping all families regardless of income or background
No Cost to Recipients
As an eligible recipient, you will not be charged
All visits are made by highly-trained nurses
Schedule your visit today: 503-373-3781
Visits are conducted by a highly trained nurse, and begin about three weeks after birth. Nurses can answer all kinds of questions.
Join our Community Advisory Board
Are you a parent interested in providing input to strengthen the Family Connects program?
Email Lisa Harnisch for more information.
What can Family Connects do for you?
Research shows that when families use Family Connects, mothers feel less anxious, they learn about quality childcare options available to them, and their babies need less emergency care at hospitals.
For Mom and Baby:
- Mother health check
- Baby weight check
- Breast- or bottle-feeding support
- Postpartum depression support
- Help with bathing, diapering and swaddling
- Safe sleep information
- What to do if your baby cries a lot
- Child care options
- Back-to-work support
- Financial resources
- Parent support groups
- Family-planning advice
Family Connects is starting in Marion County.
The program is initially focusing on those enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan and in Marion County. Our goal is to reach all families in Oregon over time.