Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time expectant parents become successful in their new role.

Becoming a parent for the first time can be overwhelming. The Nurse-Family Partnership is here to help pregnant people transition into parenthood free of charge.

Our team of maternal and child health nurses utilizes the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) nursing model which pairs pregnant people with their own personal nurse from pregnancy through their child’s second birthday.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free program for eligible pregnant people residing in Saginaw County.

When combined with traditional medical care, families participating in the program are more likely to have healthy pregnancies with fewer preterm and low birth weight newborns, are more likely to be successful at chestfeeding, and have infants and toddlers who are healthy.

If you are an expectant pregnant person and need guidance and support, we’re here to help. 

The Nurse-Family Partnership has helped over 300,000 new parents just like you. And we want to help you, too.

You are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in your pregnancy.

Pregnancy testing is also available in this office Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Room 200.

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Location & Hours


Saginaw County Health Department
1600 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Room 200
Phone: 989-758-3845

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Common Questions

If you’re a first-time pregnant person, are less than 28 weeks (~6 months) pregnant and Husky or WIC eligible, or are under 18 or are having a hard time making ends meet (no bank statements required!), you may get your very own nurse…at no cost to you. Just click here to fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you.

We can meet at your home or any other neutral place where you feel comfortable. Telehealth (computer or phone) is available for days that you’re not feeling 100%.

No. We don’t replace your regular doctor. But we provide all kinds of extra support for you and your child while you are pregnant and up until your child’s second birthday.

Expectant fathers, family members, even close friends are welcome to participate in visits with your personal nurse if you want them there. Who doesn’t need another set of hands to calm a fussy baby or change a diaper? It’s great to have support, and with help from Nurse-Family Partnership, you can be confident that everybody is taking good care of your baby.