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Clinicians and Hospitals: To report a suspected notifiable disease or in the case of a health emergency, call (850) 584-5087 24/7

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Healthy Start                        

Healthy Start is a voluntary statewide program available to all pregnant women and infants in the State of Florida.  The program assists pregnant women and infants in accessing prenatal and infant health care and other services necessary to reduce the risk of low birth weight, premature birth, fetal and infant mortality, and promote healthy development.

The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison,  and Taylor Counties contracts with the Taylor  County Health Department to provide care coordination services to Healthy Start clients in Taylor County. 

The Healthy Start Coordinators work closely with the clients, families, medical providers and community agencies such as WIC, school health, Refuge House, Florida Department of Children and Families and other social service agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to meet identified needs.

One of the underlying principles of the Healthy Start Program statewide is community engagement and collaboration. Taylor County Healthy Start actively participates in all appropriate community coalitions and workgroups.  They are members of Whole Child Jefferson/Madison/Taylor. 

Services Provided

Services include, but are not limited to:

 

Information and Education Infant Safety Education
Breastfeeding Support and Education Home Visits
Free Childbirth Classes Nutritional Information
Smoking Cessation Education and Support  Community Referrals
Parenting and Baby Care Information Developmental Screening
Family Planning Information Car Seat Classes

 

Mom Care                               In July 2001 Healthy Start added the MomCare program.  MomCare is Medicaid health insurance for pregnant women.   MomCare helps pregnant women receive services they need to ensure a health pregnancy and a healthy baby.

For either of these services please call (850)584-5087 Ext. 147 or 139.

 

CAR SEATS         Car Seat

Car seats are available free of charge  based upon availibility.  Please call (850)584-5087 ext 139 for more information.

 

Women, Infants and Children

WIC is a supplemental food program for pregnant and breast-feeding women and children to 5 years of age who are determined to be at nutritional and financial risk.  Please call (850)584-5024 on Tuesday or Wednesday to make an appointment or(800)416-4123 Monday thru Friday. 

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Health Education and Good Behaviors

Taylor County Health Department has a  Senior Health Educator who coordinates many activities in the community promoting good health and good behaviors.  If you have any questions regarding these programs please call Katy Curry at (850)580-5087 ext. 193. 

 

 

 
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