Mothers and newborns in Marion or Polk counties 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
How do I refer families to Family Connects?
Families can call 503-373-3781 to schedule their visits. Or you can use this referral form.
What can Family Connects do for parents?
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.