FIRST STEPS: Healthy mom, healthy baby
Preparing to be a mom can be a bit overwhelming: Am I eating right? How will I get to my doctor appointments? Will I bond with my baby? So many questions!
First Steps is a program that helps moms-to-be access the vital services they need to be healthy—and to have a healthy baby. Local agencies—Kitsap Public Health District, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), and Women, Infants & Children (WIC)—team to provide these at no cost to you.
FREE FOR YOU & YOUR BABY
- Medical Coverage;
- Childbirth classes during pregnancy;
- Doctor visits, including transportation;
- Education before and after your baby arrives;
- Support with breastfeeding and other issues;
- Nutrition support and education;
- Family planning for one year after your baby’s birth;
- Home visits at your convenience with a public health nurse or, if you wish, a counselor.
YOUR NEXT STEPS
We can help with any of these steps. Call us at 360-728-2240.
- Get a positive pregnancy test. (Your doctor also can provide this.)
- Schedule a visit with a public health nurse.
- Get health insurance.
- Get assistance for cash or food stamps.
To qualify for First Steps, your income must fall within a certain range. You may qualify even if you already have health insurance. Call us at 360-728-2240.
To learn more about our First Steps program, call us at 360-728-2240.