Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP) | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Family Services Baby Caregiver

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them remotely. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly using the information below. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit our Coronavirus Updates page

Due to COVID-19, in-person services are temporarily suspended. The program is continuing to support families by phone.

New mothers can get free help from the Newborn Home Visiting Program. Health workers will visit your home and can help you with breastfeeding, provide health and safety tips, and connect you with community resources.

  • Spanish-speaking nurses are also available.
  • Mothers receive an hour long home visits and a follow up phone call
  • All mothers who live in Department of Homeless Services shelters are eligible.
  • Women can be eligible, regardless of immigration status.

Who is eligible

  • Any woman – regardless of immigration status – who delivers her baby in certain hospitals in the South Bronx, North & Central Brooklyn, and Harlem can participate.
  • All mothers who live in Department of Homeless Services shelters are eligible.
  • Others may be eligible too. Call 311 to find out eligibility.

How to apply

  • If you gave birth in a hospital where the program operates, program staff will contact you about setting up a visit.
  • If you recently gave birth and didn’t hear from anyone in the program, call 311 to find out if you qualify.

How to get help

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