Health Start

NATIVE HEALTH Health Start (New Mothers) Program is devoted to helping expectant mothers, their babies up to age two, and families to remain healthy as they grow and develop. Funded by Arizona Department of Health Services.

Funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the NATIVE HEALTH Health Start Program is a no-cost program designed for newly pregnant women and teens, and women with children up to age two, who would benefit from additional support.

The Health Start Program has trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) that help women receive prenatal care, help children get their immunizations and help keep children from getting sick by providing valuable, home-based guidance for women during their pregnancy and after their child's birth and make referrals to other services to assist families as needed.

Health Start provides the following services:

  • Free pregnancy testing and education
  • Answers to questions about pregnancy and care after your baby’s birth
  • Information and classes for you to prepare for labor and delivery
  • Classes in Home Safety, Safe Sleep, Infant/Toddler Brain Development, Infant Massage, Dare to Cook and more
  • Home Visiting to offer support and education about your baby's growth and development
  • Assistance completing forms and making appointments for services related to AHCCCS, WIC and other family services you decide you need.
  • Various classes on the importance of good nutrition and positive reinforcement of parents and children in their overall health and development

There is no cost to enroll in Health Start. To participate, you must be pregnant or have a child under age two and must live within Maricopa County in the Central, East Central or West Phoenix area. Eligible patients must sign a consent form before services can be provided.

To learn if you qualify for Health Start, please call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3451 or email:

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