Every doctor in the state of Florida is required to offer a Healthy Start Screening to all pregnant women. By initialing “yes” to being screened, you will know within minutes if you or your baby have any potential health risks. The goal of the screening is to identify women at risk of poor birth, health and developmental outcomes for their newborn babies.
After completing the Health Start Prenatal Risk Screen and consenting to participate if necessary, your doctor’s office will refer to Healthy Start and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies will connect with you to discuss services available to you.
Even if you don’t have problems or the desire to use the Healthy Start services, completing the Healthy Start screen at your doctor or midwife’s office will be helpful in gathering the data and funding necessary to improve the system of care for ALL moms and babies in Palm Beach County.
The range of services available to you include:
Not sure what the screen looks like? Download a copy of it here.
For more information on the Prenatal Screen Program, contact Carol Tognacci at 561-623-2806 or email us.
At Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, we provide staff to assist local doctors, practitioners and midwives with the Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen. Our Physician Liaison works with more than 200 medical providers countywide to ensure that the screens are being presented to patients and completed.
Contact Belci Encinosa today to learn more or to discuss ways you can increase the success of the Prenatal Risk Screens in your office. Call 561-623-2811 or email us.