Capital Area Healthy Start is a program committed to helping you, the new mother, and your precious child have a healthy start in your child’s new life and your new life as a mother. We can provide you with health resources for you, your infant, and your family.

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”~ Eda J. Le Shan

Once your baby is born, an infant risk screen will be completed before your baby leaves the hospital. The risk screen helps us see any if there are any risks that you should be aware of that could impact your baby’s health. If a risk is identified, you can enroll in the Healthy Start program and connect with one of our Care Coordinators. Your care coordinator will work with you and your family in whatever ways that you need. This can include walking you through how to care for a newborn to assisting you with successful breastfeeding.

Connect Program

Our Connect program assists pregnant women, caregivers and families with young children by providing a one-stop entry point for needed services – click here to find out more.

Healthy Start Program

The Healthy Start program provides services and support needed by pregnant women to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Every woman who receives a positive pregnancy test from her health care provider is offered a Prenatal Risk Screen. This screen helps us identify any risks that could negatively affect you and the baby. Healthy Start services are no charge to you and include:

  • Pregnancy health education
  • Nutrition education
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • New baby care
  • Parenting education and support
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Stress management and emotional support
  • General support and community referrals

Our care coordinators work individually with moms to determine the right support and services needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, and healthy baby.

Contact Healthy Start to enroll:

850-921-0772 (Leon County) or 850-926-0400 (Wakulla County)