Healthy Start is a free program that offers education and resources to pregnant women and children up to 3 years old. One of the services offered is the Beds 4 Babies Project. This project is to reduce the risk of accidental suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The project offers safe sleep information and a portable crib to eligible families. Families must live in Highlands County to receive a crib. Services offered to pregnant women and infants include:
Infant Care Services
Healthy Start also offers services for Interconception Care. Interconception is the time between the end of one pregnancy and the beginning of the next one.
Women who are pregnant can ask their health care provider for a Healthy Start Screening Form. Parents who are looking for infant services can ask the doctor, nurse, hospital staff, birthing center, or midwife for a Healthy Start Infant Screen. Remember, this program is at no cost for you or your baby.
For more information on Healthy Start services in Highlands County, call 863.382.2138.