Public Health Nurses

Who we are:

Public health nurses are Registered Nurses with advanced training and education to provide health care to the community in a variety of settings.

What we do:

Public Health Nurses assess and educate individuals and communities to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risks that cause disease, disability and premature death.  Services are provided in the home, clinic or community setting to persons of all ages and backgrounds.

Our services:

Nurse home visits for health monitoring and advice

 Mother/Baby Visits

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
  • Breastfeeding Assistance
  • Newborn Growth and Development
  • Infant Communication
  • Mother/Baby Bonding

 Other Health Visits

  • Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other Communicable Diseases
  • Child Health
  • Birth Defects
  • Asthma
  • SIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Lead Poisoning in Children
  • Frail Elderly/Disabled Adults 

Connect to Resources

Public Health Nurses link adults and families to available services throughout the county:

  • Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Medicare and other health insurances
  •  Medical/Dental/Vision Care
  •  Immunizations/Flu Clinics
  •  Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
  •  Nutritional Counseling
  •  Basic Needs Resources  (housing, food and clothing)
  •  Substance Abuse Services
  •  Counseling Services
  •  Domestic Violence Services
  •  Anger Management
  •  Older Adult Resources
  •  Car seat Safety
  •  Safety in the Home
  •  Social Services
  •  Financial Assistance
  •  Lead poisoning Prevention
  •  Foster Care
  •  Transportation resources

 If you would like a Public Health Nurse (PHN) to visit, you can call: