The Florida Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen is a simple, brief questionnaire that helps you identify factors in a pregnant woman’s life and environment, both medical and psychosocial that might limit growth and development of her infant. The Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screen is the first step in introducing your patients to the many supportive services of the Healthy Start Program. Healthy Start offers pregnant women assistance in finding services that can help them have a healthy baby (i.e. home visits, childbirth education/preparation, parenting education and support, nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, and breastfeeding education). Services are tailored to a woman based on her needs.
The Florida Healthy Start Infant Risk Screen is a simple, brief questionnaire that helps the birthing facility identify infants who are at risk for adverse health and developmental outcomes and post-neonatal or infant mortality.
What to do once the Healthy Start Prenatal & Infant Risk Screens are completed?
Once the screen is completed discuss with your patient what her score means. Explain to her how she and her baby can benefit from Healthy Start Services. Then follow the process listed below.
1. Give the Green Copy to the Patient
2. Put the Pink Copy in the Patient’s Record
3. Fax a copy to a secure fax line at 863-534-7026 OR mail the Yellow Copy to the address listed below within 5 Days
Florida Department of Health
Attn: Healthy Start Program – Room 422
1290 Golfview Avenue – 4th Floor
Bartow, FL 33830
How to access the Healthy Start Prenatal & Infant Risk Screens?
If your office needs more Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screens please contact your local Community Liaison or click the link below to access the screen and print:
The Healthy Start Infant Risk Screen is accessible online at your facility, but if your facility needs a paper copy please follow the link below and print:
To request Healthy Start Prenatal and Infant Screen Rates for Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties, please contact Holly Parker, Provider Liaison, or email email@example.com. The screen rates are available on the 25th day of each month for the previous month.