Visiting Nurse Services of Bristol and Newport County

Address: 1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2100
Toll Free Phone: 800-456-1195
Fax: 401-682-2111
Eligibility: Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren
Services Provided: Home Care:
Infants and children who have had surgery, an injury, or an illness.
Wound and cast care
Care for Asthma, new diabetics, seizure disorders
Medication administration
Physical, occupational, or speech therapies
Instruction in use of home medical equipment
Care for premature infants from Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Linkages to community resources.

Women with early maternity discharge and post-partum complications.
Breast feeding instruction and support
Wound care
Post partum care and monitoring for complications
Nutritional support
Assessment for maternal depression

First Connections at VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions they may have, and conduct comprehensive assessments. If needed, home visitors can make arrangements for interpretation services during home visits and link families with medical homes and social services. Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources.
Provider Profiles: Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties is an independent, non-profit home health agency that cares for people of all ages, from mothers and newborns to seniors with chronic illnesses to patients with terminal illnesses at end of life. We are not a division of any larger health care organization; the VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties is your independent, local VNS that brings quality health care to patients and families at home and in community settings.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/3/2017