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Healthy Start

Florida Department of Health in Hamilton County

What is Healthy Start 

Healthy Start is a free service that can help you deliver a healthy baby and help your baby grow up healthy and strong.

Who is Eligible 

If you live in Florida and have a newborn baby or are pregnant, talk to your doctor, midwife, nurse, or hospital staff about a pre-natal or infant screen.


  • Childbirth education classes
  • Parenting support and education
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Monitoring your child's growth and development
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Help to reduce stress
  • Ideas for healthy eating
  • Information about how you can plan future pregnancies for better health