Special Care Infant Services

Our Program

Special Care Infant Service is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies who need a little special care. Our goal is to help families make sure their babies are healthy as they grow and learn. Our nurses help you learn more about baby health, safety, and development as you love and nurture your new baby.

We work with families for 3 to 6 months, visiting in your home weekly for the first 6 weeks, then spacing visits out over the next few months. 


We focus on five areas for support and education:

  - Health
  - Safety
  - Development
  - Parenting Skills
  - Self-Sufficiency


During our visits, we may: 


•  Measure baby's weight, length and head circumference

•  Assist with breast or bottle feeding

•  Help you learn special skills needed for your child's needs (home oxygen, feeding tubes, medications, etc.)

•  Show you how to make a safe sleep nursery for your baby

•  Connect you with others in the community who can help with home safety

•  Share information about what to expect as your baby grows and develops

•  Listen to your concerns and help you learn skills for parenting 

Who We Serve

Criteria for this program include, but are not limited to:

Premature (<34 weeks) or late preterm (34-37 weeks) infant
Term infant with medical condition
Failure to thrive
Concerns with growth and development
Prenatal exposure to harmful substances
Parent/caregiver mental health concerns
Parental/caregiver learning difficulty or disability
Cultural/language/age challenges to health communication and learning
Family needs assistance with access to health care or other support services
Complex health, social, economic, or environmental issues impacting family health

40

Family Clients in 2016

305

Home Visits in 2016

Joining the Program

Contact us

417-874-1220  |  NestPartnership@springfieldmo.gov

Visit us:

660 S Scenic
Springfield, MO 65802

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