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Healthy Start Card

Healthy Start cards are for pregnant women, and parents of young children. If you meet the criteria you can get free vitamins and a card that can be used for milk (including first formula milk) vegetables and fruit. Eating a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables helps us stay well along with helping our mood and energy levels.

*Click Here* to find out more about Healthy Start and if you are eligible for the card.


How do I apply?

If you get a qualifying benefit and are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have parental responsibility for at least one child under 4 years old;

You can apply online. To apply, you will need your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Baby’s due date (if you’re pregnant)


Where can I use Healthy Start Card?

*Click Here* to find out what shops and pharmacies near you accept the card. 

*Click Here* to find out where you can use your card to get Healthy Start vitamins. 


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Who Can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Start Helpline on 0345 607 6823.

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text Chathealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of the Healthy Child Programme team.

You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below. 


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