A Healthy Start Care Coordinator can help you arrange a variety of services, if needed, to help you have a healthy baby including:
  • Finding a Doctor
  • Childbirth Classes
  • Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Information on how to Quit Smoking
  • Parenting Support and Education
  • Information on Counseling Services
  • Family Planning or Baby Spacing
  • Links to Other Community Resources
  • Home Visits by Health Professionals
  • Help with Transportation
For Healthy Start Services, Call:
Okaloosa County (COPE Center): 683-5002
Walton County (Walton County Health Dept): 892-8015 Ext. 1178

How Can Healthy Start Make a Difference?

Good nutrition, healthy habits, and a positive state of mind for the new mom are important for a healthy baby. Healthy Start can help you learn how to have a healthy, baby-friendly lifestyle.

For a Healthy Baby:

  • Get prenatal care as soon as possible
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Take Folic Acid
  • Don't smoke or drink alcohol
  • Don't use any drugs without a doctor's prescription

Because Healthy Babies:

  • Require fewer doctor visits
  • Have fewer developmental problems
  • Do well in school because of fewer learning problems
  • Sleep better
How to Obtain Healthy Start Services....

To obtain Healthy Start services, be sure to say YES when offered a Healthy Start screen:

  • Prenatally with OB/GYN physician
  • Postnatally at the hospital where your baby is born
  • Or, you can also refer yourself by calling Healthy Start at
    833-9284
Click here to learn more about the Screenings.



 

Healthy Start Community Coalition of Okaloosa-Walton Counties, Inc.
201 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Suite C | Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548
(850) 833-9284  |  Fax (850) 833-9484
 hsow@HealthyStartOkaWalton.org 


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