Community Organizations Can Also Make Referrals:​

Complete & Fax This Referral Form

​​Getting connected to ​services is easy!

The Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County recognizes there many countries are experiencing turmoil with refugees arriving in the country with many needs. Healthy Start is here to help all pregnant women and families with young children up to age 3 in Florida.

What is Connect?

Connect is a service that links pregnant women, women experiencing pregnancy loss, and families with children under the age of three (3) to the most appropriate services and resources that target the family's individualized needs.

Here in Orange County, there are several programs available to support all pregnant women and infants, including:​

  • Healthy Start
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Bellies, Babies & Beyond
  • Healthy Families
  • Early Head Start
  • Early Steps

​Virtual and telephonic services range from childbirth & parenting education and support, child development assessments & support, family planning, infant safety instruction & support, counseling & more!

Please send us your information or call to connect with us!

Pregnant? Have a newborn baby?

​Call (407) 228-1478, or you can complete the form on this page.


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Get Connected!

For Orange County Residents Only!

Do You Reside in Orange County?(Required)
Your answer must be yes. If no, please visit to find your local Healthy Start.
Are You a New or Expecting Father?(Required)
Do You Have Any Other Children?(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Are You Pregnant?(Required)
Is This Your First Pregnancy?(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Do You Have a Baby Under 3 Years Old?(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Pregnant? No Insurance? Now What?

If you have a household income of less than or equal to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. There are different options for applying for pregnancy Medicaid. You can apply for Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PEPW) or Regular Medicaid for Pregnant Women. Benefits for applying for PEPW include faster access to prenatal care and prenatal care coverage for up to 45 days pending approval or denial of Regular Medicaid for Pregnant Women.

Apply for Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women

Apply for PEPW and receive prenatal care at local health department sites:

Florida Department of Health - Orange

Southside (407) 858-1424

You can expect to receive an eligibility determination by mail. If you applied online, you're required to create a MyACCESS account, which you can use to check the status of your application.

Apply for Regular Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Apply online for Regular Medicaid for Pregnant Women by:

  1. Going to If you need help applying online, including getting access to the website, click on the page where it says "Find Us" to find organizations that can help you.
  2. Click on "Apply for Benefits" and follow the instructions, making sure to check the box that you are pregnant.


You may call (866) 762-2237 to request a paper application that can be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax.

Need Help Finding a Doctor or Midwife in Orlando?

In Orange County, FL, and Need Help With Pregnancy-related Services?

Connect at (407) 228-1478

Get in Touch With Us at the ​Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County

Administration Office:

Healthy Start Program Offices:

  • FL Department of Health Orange County
  • True Health

Finding the Best Resources for You ​& Your Family

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