“The girls were all so kind and thoughtful. I always felt more optimistic after their visits.”
- Janice M. Cole
Pediatric Program
“We believe that it is better to build healthy children than to repair adults”

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice strives to improve the health and development of children and families through our Pediatric Programs by providing prenatal and mother-baby postpartum visits, pediatric home nursing care, immunization services, well-child services and pediatric care management. Using a family-centered approach, we support and teach families through:

  • Home Visits by Pediatric Registered Nurses for children and adolescents with acute or chronic illness or injuries
  • Mother-Baby Postpartum Visits that help to get new parents and their babies off to a great start—teaching them about child development and good parenting
  • Prenatal Home Visits that help pregnant women who are Medicaid-eligible. They offer prenatal guidance, parenting skills, education, information & referrals
  • Education: Prenatal and early childhood parent and family education.
  • Shots for Tots provide low or no cost immunizations to children birth to 18 years of age
  • Pediatric Care Management that assists children and their families with medical, economic or social risk factors to build support systems that help the child reach their fullest potential.
  • Child Development Program: This program provides local developmental and diagnostic evaluations in partnership with the state Bureau of Special Medical Services.
  • Partners in Health (PIH) is a program for families who have children with chronic health conditions like asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, genetic disorders, and many more. This is a family-directed program which is run by a Family Support Coordinator and a Family Council. PIH helps families with emergency needs, connects parents to other parents whose children may be facing similar health challenges, helps families with school and recreation needs of medically challenged children and assists families to find health insurance that meets the child’s medical needs.
  • Home Visiting NH: In collaboration with CAP, Home Visiting NH offers Registered Nurse and parent educator home visits for pregnant women who are Medicaid-eligible. Our staff works with families to connect them with medical care, provide breastfeeding education & guidance, monitor infant growth & development, provide parenting education & support and referrals to other resources & supports related to the family’s need (WIC nutrition program, food stamps and house assistance). Our goal is to make sure clients receive the care they need to nurture a healthy and secure baby.
  • Healthy Families America: All expectant parents and parents of newborns have common questions about their child’s development. Healthy Families America is a nationally recognized, voluntary service that connects overburdened expectant parents and parents of newborns with free child development assistance in their homes. Based upon years of evidence, we know that home visiting promotes optimal long-term mental and physical health of parents and their children.