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    Health Department


    54 Meadow Street
    (203) 946-8187

    image 2 The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division of the New Haven Health Department provides bicultural/bilingual health information and services for pregnant and parenting women and their families, serving New Haven and the surrounding towns.


    HUSKY Health Insurance                  (203) 946-8187

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    Connecticut’s state health insurance program

    • Free or low-cost health insurance for pregnant and parenting women and their families.
    • Insurance application assistance and information


    Connecticut Healthy Start                (203) 946-7480

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    Connecticut Healthy Start offers outreach support for pregnant and parenting women
    and their children.

    • Free medical care, labor, delivery, nursing care, medications, counseling, home visitation, case management and other related services


    Nurturing Families Network             (203) 946-5754

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    The Nurturing Families Network, a free, confidential Home Visiting Support service for first time parents.

    • Home visits, social support, community referrals
    • Fathers’ Program


    New Haven Healthy Start                  (203) 946-8456  

    New Haven Healthy Start

    A program of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with the New Haven Health Department, New Haven Healthy Start services include:

    • Referrals to medical facilities, coordination of care, case management, home visitation, outreach and education


    Pediatric Immunization, Outreach & Information   (203) 946-7026

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    Outreach Support for families whose children need to be immunized.

    • Linking children with pediatricians
    • Bilingual immunization outreach and education


    Additional Services and Resources
    Ask us about:

    • Diapers                                  
    • Pregnancy Testing
    • Prenatal Care Referral
    • WIC, Nutrition
    • Childbirth Education
    • Parenting Classes
    • Child Care
    • AIDS Testing, Counseling & Support
    • Pediatric Care Referral
    • Dental Care 
    • Mental Health Referral
    • Clothing
    • Housing/Shelter    
    • Substance Abuse Treatment & Support
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    Text for Baby (in Spanish: text4BEBE)

    A free mobile service to help women have healthy babies. Women who sign up get free text messages each week. The messages have helpful tips for a healthy pregnancy and caring for your new baby. To sign up, text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411. Enter your baby’s due date or birthday and your zip code.


    Breast Feeding
    Perinatal Depression
    Healthy Smile forYoung Child
    Immunizations for Healthy Pregnancy
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