What is the Newborn Intensive Care Program? Babies born early or sick at birth are at high-risk for health or development problems. The Newborn Intensive Care Program (NICP) provides free in-home community health nursing services to assist eligible families and their newborns during the transition from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their home and community.
We Provide Specially-trained nurses monitor the baby’s health and development for up to three years of age, depending on the needs of your baby and family. Services include:
Monitoring of baby’s health, development, and well-being.
Parental support and education in caring for a high-risk infant
Referrals to other community & family resources
Who is Eligible Parents of babies in Maricopa County who require 120 hours or more of care in the NICU are eligible. At the time of the baby's discharge from the hospital to home, the hospital will provide you a referral to a Community Health Nurse in your area.
There is no cost to be enrolled.
For information regarding this program, or if you have concerns regarding the growth and development of any child in Maricopa County, please call 602-506-6783.