Healthy Start Screening

Every prenatal care provider and hospital/birthing facility in the state of Florida is required to offer a Healthy Start Risk Screen to all pregnant women and infants. The Healthy Start Risk Screen is a simple one-page questionnaire that is completed by pregnant mothers with the help their doctor, midwife, or a staff member at a prenatal care provider.

The program is voluntary and available to all Florida residents. In order to determine if a mother qualifies to receive services she must sign her initials next to each “YES” section on the risk screen’s consent questions. Without consent Healthy Start cannot provide mothers with at-risk screening results and cannot provide the mother and child with free Healthy Start services.