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Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP)

What is Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP)? It's a free home visiting program where public health nurses visit young, first-time parents during their pregnancy and the first two years of their child’s life. Learn more at nfpcanada.mcmaster.ca.


NOTICE About COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, before staff from the Middlesex-London Health Unit visit your home you will be asked if you are experiencing any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and other COVID-19 related questions. This will help us determine the next steps to support you.


 

The program can help parents:

  • have a healthy pregnancy
  • have healthy children
  • meet school and/or work goals

Who Can Enroll?

You can enroll if you are:

  • 24 years old or younger
  • Pregnant with your first child and/or first time parenting
  • Pregnant 28 weeks or less
  • Experiencing financial hardship or limited resources
  • Living in the London and Middlesex area

Sign Up

Call the Health Unit at 519-663-5317.

Health Care Providers - Referral Form

To refer a client to the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) program. Please save the PDF to your computer before filling out the form.

Download Referral Form (PDF) 

What will you talk about during visits?

  • Having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby
  • Developing your parenting skills
  • Building a strong network of support for you and your baby
  • Talking about your goals in life
  • Supporting you to create a safe and nurturing environment for you and your baby
  • Accessing other community resources that feel right for you
  • Building life skills such as budgeting, managing stress and preparing healthy meals
 

 
 

Questions

If you have any questions about the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP), please call 519-663-5317. Your personal information is needed to determine eligibility for this program. Learn more →

 

Questions and answers about the collection of your personal information

Q: Why does the Health Unit ask for your personal information?
A: Your personal information is needed to determine eligibility for this program.

Q: What information does the Health Unit collect?
A: You will be asked to provide your name, address, and contact information. You will also be asked questions about your pregnancy, as well as parenting and family history. Answers are recorded on a form, which is sent to the health unit in the area where you live.

Q: How does the Health Unit use the information it collects?
A: The Middlesex-London Health Unit reviews your information to determine whether you are eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP). 


If you have questions about the collection of your personal information or how the Health Unit keeps your information private, please call 519-663-5317 and ask to speak with a Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) manager from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

* The collection of this information is required under Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards.


 
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Date of creation: February 10, 2017
Last modified on: April 21, 2021

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