Perinatal Health Partnership (PHP)

The Perinatal Health Partnership (PHP) Program offers home visiting services to mothers during pregnancy and for the first year of their infant’s life.

The goal of the PHP program is to assist pregnant patients with high-risk conditions that may put them at risk for poor pregnancy outcomes. Additionally, mothers and newborns may enroll after delivery.

PHP Services Include:

  • Clinical assessment of mother and baby
  • Care coordination
  • Case management
  • Education for high-risk pregnant patients and their families
  • Linkages to needed resources

Program Referral

Referral to the program is recommended for maternal patients or infants with a qualifying condition listed below:

Qualifying conditions for Maternal Patients
  • Hypertension or Gestational Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple gestation
  • 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
Qualifying conditions for Infants
  • Recent NICU discharge
  • Very Low Birth Weight or Low Birth Weight
  • Less than 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 is offered for residents of Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, & Stephens counties.

Additional Resources

Program referrals can be made using the Perinatal Health Partnership Referral Form or by contacting our office.

Call (762) 900-2927 for additional information or questions related to PHP.