As soon as you think you may be pregnant, schedule a visit with your obstetrician or health care provider. During the initial visit, ask for the Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen. This is a simple one-page questionnaire that is completed by you and your doctor.
By completing the prenatal and infant risk screens, you may qualify for free services that will help you develop a healthy family outcome. Healthy Start provides Care Coordinators to ASSIST you in services that mother and baby need to be happy and healthy. A lead Care Coordinator will help you or pick valuable services.
A Care Coordination Team (CCT) member is trained to guide and support your family through the challenges of pregnancy and your infant’s first-year experience. A member of the CCT will be available to visit your home or phone. CCT members have the latest access to medical information regarding pregnancy, infants and parenting.
- Importance of prenatal care, self care
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Nutritional support
- Childbirth education
- Help to quit smoking (and household members)
- Education after baby is born, Family planning and women care
- Connections to other services in community