Perinatal Health Partnership

The PHP Program offers home visiting services to expectant mothers from pregnancy until the first year of their baby's life. The program focuses on assisting pregnant women with high-risk conditions or risk factors that increase the likelihood of poor pregnancy outcomes. Although enrollment can occur after delivery, early intervention is preferred.

PHP's services include additional monitoring to detect potential warning signs, complications, and problems between provider appointments. Early detection increases the likelihood of prompt intervention and referral to healthcare providers for further assessment and treatment.

PHP Home Visiting Service Components

  • Maternal (Pregnancy and Postpartum)

    Clinical assessment for pregnancy and postpartum complications including:

    • BP assessment
    • Fingerstick for blood glucose (if indicated)
    • Weight
    • Urine dipstick
    • FHTs

    Screening for pregnancy and postpartum warning signs and symptoms:

    • Vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking during pregnancy
    • Vaginal bleeding or discharge after pregnancy
    • Severe Headaches
    • Severe abdominal pain
    • Extreme swelling of hands or face
    • Changes in vision
    • Severe swelling, redness, or pain in the leg or arm
    • Trouble breathing
    • Chest pain or fast-beating heart
    • Depression and anxiety
  • Infant (Nutrition and Development)

    Clinical assessment includes:

    • Feeding
    • Weight
    • Head circumference
    • Developmental screening

Healthcare Referral

Referral to the program is recommended for:

Maternal patients with:

  • Hypertension or Gestational Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple gestations
  • Prior preterm delivery
  • Preterm labor
  • Chronic conditions or co-morbidities
  • Prior 2nd-trimester pregnancy loss
  • Prior fetal/neonatal death
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Substance use disorder
  • Mental health condition
  • Poor support system
  • Difficulty complying with provider recommendations and/or follow-up (e.g., keeping appointments)
  • Other medical conditions or concerns for poor outcomes
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Infants with:

  • Recent NICU discharge
  • VLBW or LBW
  • <36 weeks gestation at delivery
  • Positive maternal screening for substances at delivery
  • Suspected or confirmed congenital syphilis or HIV infection
  • Poor maternal support system or other environmental concerns

PHP Home Visiting Sites

PHP home visiting is currently offered at the following sites:

North Health District (Gainesville)

Southeast Health District (Waycross)

  • Counties (Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Bulloch, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Evans, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware and Wayne)
  • Website:
  • Call: (855) 473-4374