The Society has a Visiting Nurse Program staffed with Registered Nurses (RNs) at many of its full service offices. The primary function of the Visiting Nurse is to provide health education and information about health-related resources. ( Information regarding the Combat Casualty Visiting Nurse (CCA-VN) program is addressed at this link.)
The Society's Visiting Nurse Program, in partnership with the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine has developed Your Baby and You: Birth to One Year - a publication designed to provide useful information on how to care for a child at home and also help decide when the child should be seen by a healthcare provider. To download a .PDF version of this publication, select the button below. Then print from the Acrobat command line. .
The Visiting Nurse is available to make hospital or home visits to eligible clients in the interest of improving their quality of life by promoting understanding of information about the individual's health issues. Visits are frequently made to new mothers and infants, to patients recovering from surgery, and to patients with chronic health problems. The Visiting Nurse will see patients of any age.
Referrals to the Visiting Nurse may be made by military or civilian doctors, nurses, or social workers, or a patient may contact the Visiting Nurse directly by calling the local Society office.
All Navy and Marine Corps members, active duty or retired, their family members, and their survivors, within a 25-mile radius of the program site may be eligible for Visiting Nurse services. The Visiting Nurse may also offer resource information by telephone or mail to individuals outside the driving area.
Society Visiting Nurses make more than 40,000 patient contacts each year.
As with all of the Society's programs, Visiting Nurse services are delivered free of charge.
Here is a quick-look, alphabetical list of Visiting Nurse Program locations. For the location of the Visiting Nurse nearest you, select the location name for the local address: