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.

INCOME GUIDELINES

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.

CONTACT US

To learn more about our First Steps program, call us at 360-728-2240.


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