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
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.
Anyone who lives in Fresno County and has a child under 6 years old.
The PHN will provide:
The PHN also offers family support and referrals to community resources.
There is no cost - the program is free.
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.
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.
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.