Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start
Healthy Start, a program of Crozer-Keystone’s Women’s and Children’s Health Services, helps decrease infant mortality and increase prenatal care and childhood immunizations in the community.
This free program is for pregnant women, parents, families, and caregivers of children under two years of age who are residents of Chester, Eddystone, Woodlyn, Parkside, Upland, Toby Farms, Chester Township, Trainer, Marcus Hook and Linwood.
How Healthy Start Works
- We go to your home when you need us and help you figure out what you need and where to get it. Everything is kept private.
- We help you connect with doctors and social services.
- We help you stay up-to-date on your kids' shots and checkups.
- We help pregnant women get early and regular prenatal care and we help them get checkups for their newborn babies.
- We can take you or go with you on appointments; if you need an interpreter, our services are available in English and Spanish.
- We help you learn more about your health (childbirth, diet, exercise, nutrition, STDs, AIDS, diabetes, high blood pressure, and much more).
Enroll in the Program
To enroll in Crozer-Keystone's Healthy Start program:
Download and complete the referral form and referral questions sheet below.
Healthy Start Referral Form
Healthy Start Referral Questions
Fax both the referral form and referral questions to Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start at 610-497-7472.
A representative from the program will contact you by telephone to schedule an intake interview at your choice of locations and at your convenience.
Please call (610) 497-7460 for more information.
Crozer-Keystone’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program, based at Community Hospital, is a home-visiting service designed to help first-time, low-income parents navigate through pregnancy, infancy and toddlerhood. Parents meet with a visiting nurse to tackle the many challenges that face new families.
Nurse-Family Partnership is part of a national initiative developed more than 30 years ago to help reduce crime, delinquency, child abuse, and neglect. The program has successfully improved maternal, birth and childhood outcomes and helped parents develop the skills they need to raise a family.
The program achieves these goals by teaching first-time parents:
- How to get the most out of their prenatal care
- Essential parenting skills
- Information about important health issues
- Confidence in their own abilities as parents
- How to plan future pregnancies, increase life skills
- How to connect to valuable resources in their community
Nurses make visits every week or two throughout the pregnancy until birth and maintain a relationship with the family through routine visits until the child turns two. The Nurse-Family Partnership Program is a free program for first-time pregnant women. The program accepts self-referrals and agency referrals. Participants must be residents of Delaware County, PA.
For more information about the program, call 610-497-7399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.