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It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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New Parents

Bureau of Vital Statistics


Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

The Florida Department of Health provides many free resources for new parents, as well as family resources and wellness services.


Early Steps Program

Provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers, from birth to 36 months, with developmental delays, disabilities, and at-risk conditions.


Healthy Start

Home visiting program that provides education and care coordination to pregnant women and families of children under the age of three.



Nutrition program for women, infants, and children, providing healthy foods, education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care, and community services.


Childhood Immunizations

Overview of certain vaccines to be administered before children may attend childcare or school, or obtain immunization records.


Newborn Screening

For well-babies, screening is completed one day after your baby is born, before being discharged home from the hospital. If you deliver outside a hospital, your birth provider will complete testing or arrange for testing 1-2 days after your baby is born.


Florida Poison Control

Learn how to keep your baby safe from harmful substances or toxins.


Bright Expectations

Helping those with unique abilities find support, resources, and inspiration to break barriers, defy lowered expectations, and achieve the brightest futures.



Resources provided 24/7 for those needing assistance looking for meeting basic needs like housing, food, transportation, and health care, in addition to crisis support.


Florida Prepaid

Prepaid Education Plans let you lock in the future tuition costs at today’s prices.


Birth Certificates

The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics would like to provide you with ordering options for your child's birth certificate. Three options are available:


  1. Mail-in or Walk-in to your local county health department.
  2. Online through, our only approved vendor.
  3. Mail-in or Walk-in to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida.