High-Risk Infant Program (HRIP)

Our Location: 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno CA 93721
Mailing: PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
Phone: (559) 600-3330
Fax: (559) 455-4705
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Left photo mom holding infant and receiving advice from a home visitation nurse, middle photo mom cradling baby in her arms, right photo smiling mom holding young son

What is the High-Risk Infant Program?

The High-Risk Infant Program provides Public Health Nurse (PHN) services to high-risk infants and children who, due to medical and/or environmental factors, may be at risk for growth, developmental/behavioral delays or serious health problems.


Who does HRIP serve?

Anyone who lives in Fresno County and has a child under 6 years old. 


What services are provided on home visits?

The PHN will provide:

  • medical information as needed
  • growth monitoring
  • developmental screening
  • education on a variety of topics including nutrition, immunizations, and safety.

The PHN also offers family support and referrals to community resources.

How much does HRIP cost?

There is no cost - the program is free.


How long am I enrolled in HRIP?

The HRIP is a short-term visitation program lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months. The number of visits is dependent on the Public Health Nurse and family deciding this together. The home visits are voluntary. 


How will the HRIP help?

The PHN offers support and education for families with children who have challenging medical or developmental conditions and environmental stressors. The goal of the High-Risk Infant Program is to reduce re-hospitalizations and prevent child maltreatment.


How does a family get a home visit by a Public Health Nurse?

Children are referred by doctors, hospitals, social workers, community agencies or the children's family can request a visit. A referral can be made using the DPH referral form or can be requested by phone.


Referral Link

Public Health Nursing Services Referral

Program Flyer

High Risk Infant Program Flyer