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Healthy Start

Florida Department of Health in Hendry County

  •  (863) 674-4041


    (863) 674-4076

    Mailing Address

    LaBelle - 1140 Pratt Blvd; 33935 

    Clewiston - 1100 South Olympia Ave 33440 


Healthy Start

Healthy Start offers universal screening for all Florida pregnant women and infants to ensure that early care is targeted to those families where there is the best chance of preventing or minimizing adverse outcomes. Healthy Start was signed into Florida law on June 4, 1991.

The range of Healthy Start services available to identified women and infants include:

  • Information and referral
  • Comprehensive assessment of service needs with consideration of family and community resources
  • Ongoing care coordination and support to assure access to needed services
  • Preconception Education
  • Childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support and education
  • Psychosocial, nutritional and smoking cessation counseling
  • Home Visiting

The Hendry County Health Departments have a partnership Dr. A. H. Barhoush in Clewiston to provide prenatal care in Hendry County. Prenatal care is available in Clewiston on Mondays.

Healthy Start Coalitions cover the state to ensure local leadership and planning for a system of care, to promote optimum health outcomes for pregnant women and infants.