Risk Screening

Risk Screening

Every prenatal provider in the state of Florida is required to offer a Healthy Start Risk Screening to every pregnant woman. Babies are also screened at delivery hospitals after the baby is born. By initialing “Yes” to being screened women will know within minutes, if they or their baby have any individual health risks, and if they are eligible for Healthy Start services.

Healthy Start believes every woman deserves to know if she or her baby is at risk. After completing the Healthy Start Screen, the medical provider will refer Patients to Healthy Start based on their answers provided on the Screening Form. Healthy Start and the provider’s office communicate with each other to make sure the client has the best outcome possible.

If a mother, or baby, does not score into the program based on the risk screen, a provider may refer them into the program based on other factors. Families may also self-refer.

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