Need something else?

If you are about to become a new parent, you can get support from your own personal nurse. Through the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, low-income, first-time pregnant people and teens can receive prenatal and postnatal medical assistance and parenting education. The NFP program is part of the New Family Home Visits Initiative.

You will meet with your nurse regularly to talk about pregnancy, parenting, your child’s health and development, and whatever else is on your mind.

Your nurse will support you to:

  • Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more)
  • Understand how babies learn and grow
  • Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care, and educational programs
  • Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills
  • Give your baby the best possible start to life

The NFP program also provides free cribs to qualifying families.

Learn more about the Nurse-Family Partnership.

Check out the program's video, brochure, and comic book.


To be eligible, you must be:

  • Pregnant with your first baby
  • 28 weeks pregnant or less
  • Eligible for Medicaid or WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

NFP also serves teens in foster care and juvenile justice, and pregnant people in homeless shelters and at Rikers Island.

The program is for anyone in New York City, regardless of age, immigration status, or gender identity.


Use the ACCESS NYC benefit tool to:

If you have any questions, email

Refer a Family

If you are a health care provider, you can refer patients to the Nurse-Family Partnership.

Learn how to refer a family.

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