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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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Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section

  •  850-245-4465



    Mailing Address

    Maternal and Child Health Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721 

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Text4baby is a free service that will send text messages to you with information on a variety of topics such as prenatal care, immunizations, nutrition, oral health, safe sleep, seasonal flu, preventing birth defects, and other topics related to maternal and child health.

To sign up for this free service, text BABY to 511411 (for Spanish, text BEBE to 511411). For more information, or to sign up online, please visit

Text4baby also has an app available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The Text4baby app works together with the text messaging service. The app allows for more information on your progress and how your baby is growing. You can also set up appointment reminders and take fun quizzes.