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Say “YES” to a healthy start for you and your baby! Healthy Start provides maternal and child health services to improve pregnancy outcomes and help children get a healthy start in life. For more information contact your Healthy Start Care Coordinator at (850) 833-9240 or call 1-800-451-BABY.

Mother and child at pediatricians office

What is the Healthy Start Screening?

It is a short questionnaire you complete with your prenatal care provider in a private setting. It will ask you questions about you and your health…anything that could affect the health of your baby. YOUR ANSWERS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!


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How can Healthy Start make a difference?

Good nutrition, healthy habits, and a positive state of mind for the new mom are important for a healthy baby. Healthy Start can help you learn how to have a healthy, baby-friendly lifestyle!


Doctor and parents

Healthy Start is a healthy choice!

Healthy Start is a voluntary program available to all Florida residents who are pregnant or have a baby under three years old. Income and immigration status do not matter.

When you have completed the Healthy Start screening, a health care professional will review it to determine your risk level. If any problems are indicated, you will be contacted so that you may take advantage of Healthy Start’s services. ALL HEALTHY START SERVICES ARE FREE! All you have to do is say “YES” to a Healthy Start screening.


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What does Healthy Start offer?

A Healthy Start Coordinator can help you arrange a variety of services, if needed, to help you have a healthy baby:

Healthy Start Bullet Finding a doctor
Healthy Start Bullet Childbirth classes
Healthy Start Bullet Nutrition education
Healthy Start Bullet Breastfeeding support
Healthy Start Bullet Information on how to quit smoking
Healthy Start Bullet Parenting support and education
Healthy Start Bullet Information on counseling services
Healthy Start Bullet Family planning or baby spacing
Healthy Start Bullet Links to other community resources
Healthy Start Bullet Home visits by health professionals
Healthy Start Bullet Help with transportation

Mother and child


Every Woman Florida Logo

What is the Every Woman Florida Initiative?

Every Woman Florida is a collaborative project between the March of Dimes and the Florida Department of Health aimed at raising awareness on the importance and benefits of being healthy prior to pregnancy. 

The Every Woman Florida website serves as an information portal for healthcare providers on preconception health.  The site contains health tips, assessment tools and printable patient education handouts. Please visit www.everywomanflorida.com for more information.



MomCare - Woman holding stomach

What is MomCare?

MomCare is Medicaid Health Insurance for pregnant women. It will pay for your prenatal care and other health services. MomCare will help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health and Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.

How will it help you?

When you find out that you are pregnant, you may have many questions:

Healthy Start Bullet What do I do?
Healthy Start Bullet Where do I go?
Healthy Start Bullet What is available for me?
Healthy Start Bullet Who do I talk to if I have a problem?

MomCare helps you get answers to your questions. You learn about and get the services you and your baby need.

 Healthy Start Hours  
 Fort Walton Beach  
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

If you want more information about Healthy Start and MomCare, please call (850) 833-9240.


  This page was updated on 17-Jan-12

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