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

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Healthy Start

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1390
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 

     

Service Goals 

  • Reduce low birth weight babies and infant death
  • Improve the health of women and children

Healthy Start Brochure (2.13 MG PDF)

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Services Provided 

  • Home visiting support and education for a healthy pregnancy
  • Connection to services requested and identified 
  • Education: parenting, breastfeeding, immunizations, planning future pregnancies, and healthy eating
  • Depression screening and referral
  • Fatherhood support 
  • Infant assessment and referral
  • Help to quit smoking and reduce stres

Services are available to all Duval County pregnant women and children up to three years old (women who are in between pregnancies are also eligible).

Healthy Start

Eligibility Criteria 

Any pregnant woman can take the Florida Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen, a short questionnaire, which is offered by medical providers.  The screen is offered at doctor’s offices and birthing hospitals.

Service Locations 

Nurses and counselors provide education and support primarily in home or over the phone.  The team can also provide services to meet a family’s need at places in the community.

Payment Options 

Healthy Start Services are free of charge

Community Partners 

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Magnolia Project, Azalea Project, UF Health, Children’s Home Society, Healthy Families, The Department of Children & Families, and Early Head Start.

How Can I Enroll? 

Contact your healthcare provider or Healthy Start and ask to fill out a Healthy Start screening form. The form is a short questionnaire and your answers are confidential.

Contact Information by zip codes 

If the last two digits of your Zip code end with:

01, 02, 06, 07, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 33, 46, 47, 50, 56, 57, 58, 66, 77

Call: 904-253-1400

If the last two digits of your Zip code end with:

04, 05, 08, 09, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 34, 44, 54

Call: 904-253-2650