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What is Healthy Start?

Healthy Start offers free or low-cost health coverage for children (up to age 19) from eligible Franklin County families. Healthy Start covers...

  • Annual Check-Ups
  • Doctor Visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Services for Mothers
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • And Much More

Have a question about Healthy Start? Franklin County JFS has answers to many of the most common questions. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page first before calling the agency hotline.


Community Portal

The Franklin County JFS Community Portal provides valuable information about Healthy Start as well as a variety of other programs, ranging from food assistance, cash assistance, medical, job training, child care and much more.


  • Call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline: 1-800-324-8680

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