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Oregon's public health nurse home visiting program

Helping families make sure their babies are healthy as they grow and learn

Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies and children up to age 5. Nurses visit you and your baby at home and can:

  • Weigh your baby
  • Help with breastfeeding
  • Check to make sure your child is learning and growing, as they should
  • Help you keep your child’s teeth and smile healthy
  • Help you build a happy, loving, and fun relationship between you and your child
  • Answer questions about keeping yourself and your child healthy and help you know when to see the doctor
  • Offer information about what to expect as your child grows and develops
  • Help you recognize what your child is telling you before he/she can talk
  • Help you make your home safe for your child
  • Work with you to solve problems that affect your family’s health
  • Help you get health care and/or apply for the Oregon Health Plan
  • Refer you to other services you might need

To find out more, contact your local county health department or call (971) 673-0262.

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