The Home Visitor, Supervisor, and family will work together to determine the appropriate number of visits, schedule, timing, and termination or transition from the program. General guidelines exist, but there is flexibility based on identified family needs.
MCH Home Visiting services usually include a minimum of one (1) visit and may be as many as four (4) visits during the prenatal postnatal periods.
Regularly scheduled visits are typically conducted monthly in accordance with standard protocol. This does not prevent an additional visit as necessary to respond to an urgent need related to safety or basic needs, (e.g. food, shelter, utilities), or a crisis situation (e.g., domestic violence, depression, substance use).
Number of follow-up visits scheduled will depend on level of risk/need, and other community services to which the mother/family is or is not referred and linked.