Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is the Prenatal Entry Agency for the Children’s Services Council Healthy Beginnings Program. Service Coordination is responsible for screening and assessing all pregnant women in Palm Beach County to determine what services women are eligible for utilizing. The program also strives to successfully link all pregnant women with a permanent medical payment source and medical home in order to access prenatal care during their pregnancy.
The program works in conjunction with community organizations to assure services are available throughout Palm Beach County. The screening and assessments occur at convenient locations for families. Assessments are provided in HMHB offices, at Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach County sites, Palm Beach County Schools, Bridges, Palm Beach County Jail, client homes and other community locations. They provide various screening and assessment tools to include the Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen, Edinburgh Depression Scales, Financial Assessment, and Healthy Families Assessment Tool to ensure that family’s needs are identified and appropriately addressed. Based on the assessments, the families are referred to programs that will assist them with a variety of support, education and health information. Programs that the families may be eligible for are the Healthy Beginnings Nurses, Healthy Families, Nurse Family Partnership, CenteringPregnancy and counseling services. The program also provides external referrals to a variety of resources in the community such as WIC, breastfeeding classes, childbirth classes, financial assistance and basic needs.
If you are pregnant and need help finding a medical provider, medical payment source or other social services, please call us at 1-888-414-4642 or email us.