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Palmetto Healthy Start

Palmetto Healthy Start (PHS) is a member of the national Healthy Start initiative, a free program that encourages moms-to-be to begin prenatal care as soon as they become pregnant. The PHS team will support you throughout pregnancy and through your child's second birthday. 

Enroll in Palmetto Healthy Start today!

Give your baby the healthy start he or she deserves. This free program is available to pregnant women living in Lexington or Sumter counties.

Palmetto Healthy Start
223 Stoneridge Dr., Suite B, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-296-3780 or 888-788-4367
Fax: 803-296-3790

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                             

Palmetto Healthy Start services include:

  • Evaluation of social and environmental needs
  • Coordination of needed care and services
  • Home visitation service
  • Physician referrals for pregnant women and infants
  • Parenting and repeat pregnancy education
  • Monthly community support group meetings
  • Increased availability of OB and pediatric providers
  • Access to comprehensive substance abuse evaluation and treatment services
  • Fatherhood/Male Involvement Initiative
  • Childbirth and infant CPR classes
  • Oral health services

Kimberly R. Alston, Director