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Healthy Start / Healthy Families

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Main Contact Information - Phone Available 24 hrs/day


Maternal & Child Health Home Visiting Services

Programs for Maternal Health Services

We feel every baby deserves a loving healthy family and a healthy start in life. Together with various organizations, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County brings support and care to pregnant women, infants, and their families.

Home visiting services support the community by providing case management, education, and specialty services to make sure each child has the opportunity to grow healthy and live safely.

We believe healthy families promote healthy environments for our children. To find out which program best fit your needs, call us at (727) 824-6990.

Our Vision

“Healthier, Happier, Safer, Babies and Families”

Our mission is to promote, improve, and protect the health and safety of pregnant women, infants, and families parenting young children through comprehensive home visiting, outreach education, and family support while embracing cultural diversity.

Home Visiting Programs

Click on one of the programs below to learn more about our home visiting services.

Our Goals

  • To reduce risk factors that cause babies to be born with very low birth weight
  • To reduce risk factors that cause baby deaths
  • To promote positive child development
  • To promote safe environments free of child abuse

Summary of Services

  • Home Visiting
  • Parenting Education
  • Developmental Screening
  • Help to make sure you have a Medical Provider for yourself and your baby
  • Help you get services from the community
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Childbirth Education
  • Nutrition Counseling and WIC
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Help to stop using drugs
  • Support Groups for Parents
  • Counseling by a Mental Health Counselor
  • Screening for depression
  • Family Planning
  • Resource Manual in English or Manual de Recursos en Español
  • JWB Child Safety Booklet (pdf 773kb)
  • Immunizations
  • Help with finding child day care
  • Help with employment and training education
  • Lead Counseling
  • Father Services
  • Interconceptional Care (Health Education and Counseling between Pregnancies)

Many Thanks to our Funders

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County

Informative and Current Information from the CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/