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Community and Nursing Services (CNS)

Public health nurses provide nursing services in the home and community, including case management, client advocacy, community resource information and assistance with accessing health care. Services are provided to all residents of Orange County who meet the criteria regardless of financial status. Nurses in the Community and Nursing Services division provide services in a variety of programs that target specific populations and/or health needs.

The Public Health Nurse is a professional registered nurse who has a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a public health nursing certificate with an emphasis in community health.


To make a referral to Community and Nursing Services, please complete the fillable PDF referral form and e-mail the completed form to Please e-mail form securely to protect PHI (ex. encrypted or password protected document).  

You may also fax the referral form to (714) 834-7780.

For questions, please call (714) 834-7747.



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Community and Nursing Services (CNS)
Comprehensive Health Assessment Team-Homeless (CHAT-H)
Older Adult - Senior Health Outreach Prevention Program (SHOPP)

Infant / Child

photo - infant Car Seat Safety Program 
Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)
Community and Nursing Services (CNS)
Early Childhood System of Care (ECSOC)
Emergency Response (ER)
Foster Care
High-Risk Infants (MHRN)

Pregnant / Parenting

photo: pregnant woman and girl Perinatal and Infant Assessment and Coordination Team (PACT)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Community and Nursing Services (CNS)
Teen and Young Adult Pregnant and Parenting Programs (TPP)


photo -teens Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)
Foster Care
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Community and Nursing Services (CNS)

See following link for Community and Nursing Services program flyers:
-Pregnant and Parenting Programs
-Comprehensive Health Assessment Team - Homeless (CHAT-H)

Page Last Updated: July 13, 2023