What is Healthy Start?
Healthy Start is a free program for pregnant women, parenting mothers (infants up to 2 years of age), females of childbearing age and fathers (infants up to the age of 1 year) in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. Our goal is to improve birth outcomes and the health and development of infants into early childhood. Some of the services provided by Healthy Start are:
- FREE Pregnancy Testing
- Depression Screening
- Substance Abuse Screening
- Domestic Violence Screening
- Child Development Assessments
- Case Management
- Male Support Services
- Parents as Teachers Curriculum
- Health Education
- Home Visits by a Nurse and Family Support Worker
- Curbside Mobile Health Services
Who can get Healthy Start Services?
Pregnant women, parenting mothers (infants up to 2 years of age), females of childbearing age and fathers (with an infant up to the age of 1 year) residing in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. Once enrolled, parenting mothers and fathers can continue to receive services up until the child’s second birthday.
How can I enroll in Healthy Start?
Call 1 (800) MOM-BABY 1 (800) 666-2229) for information on enrolling in Healthy Start.