Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Support Services

Healthy Start

Healthy Start supports the needs of pregnant women, their babies, and families by connecting them with a doctor and other services needed during pregnancy,after delivery, and up to their baby’s second birthday.

Healthy Start services include:

  • Access to Prenatal and Pediatric health care
  • Prenatal Classes & Parenting Classes
  • Free Transportation
  • Medicaid and All Kids Enrollment
  • WIC Referral
  • Family Planning
  • Access to Mental Health & Counseling
  • Health education
  • Prenatal Classes & Parenting Classes click here to view our Class Schedule for 2016

For more information on the Healthy Start program, please call 618.646.2505

The goal of Healthy Start is to improve birth outcomes by addressing issues of infant mortality, low birth weight, and racial disparities in perinatal health. The program strives to help women have a healthy, full-term pregnancy.

    Healthy Start Goals

  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Increase early entry into prenatal care
  • Increase prenatal care utilization
  • Reduce the number of low birth weight infants

    Healthy Start Core Services

  • Outreach
  • Case Management
  • Health Education
  • Interconception Care
  • Depression Screening and Referral

Healthy Start is federally funded from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

National Healthy Start Association

HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The Ryan White team brings a range of experience and knowledge to people living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS.The team aims to be sensitive, non-judgmental, and supportive of all persons enrolled in the program regardless of age, gender, lifestyle,religion or sexual orientation. Protecting confidentiality is important to the staff,so services are designed to maintain privacy of program participants.

HIV Prevention Services

  • HIV Counseling & Testing
  • OraSure and OraQuick (20 minute) confidential HIV  testing available
  • Risk Reduction Counseling
  • Community Outreach & Education
  • HIV Prevention Presentations
  • Free informational brochures &  condoms available

Services for persons living with HIV/AIDS

  • Medical services at multiple 
  • Locations
  • Access to medications
  • Case Management
  • Transportation
  • Referral Services
  • Food/nutrition services
  • Short-term rent/utilities
  • Dental services


To contact your closest Ryan White Program in Southwestern Illinois,please contact:
Division of Community Programs – East St. Louis, IL (618) 271 – 7313
Adult Care Center – Centreville, IL (618)337 – 8153
Belleville Family Health Center – Belleville,IL (618) 233 – 5480
Mckinley Health Center – Granite City, IL (618)452 – 3301
Windsor Health Center – East St. Louis,IL (618) 274 – 9105

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is made possible through the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

About Ryan White
Ryan White courageously fought AIDS-related discrimination and helped educate the Nation about HIV/AIDS. Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. He and his mother Jeanne White Ginder fought for his right to attend school, gaining international attention as a voice of reason about HIV/AIDS. At the age of 18, Ryan White died on April 8, 1990, just months before Congress passed the AIDS bill that bears his name – the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act. The legislation has been reauthorized four times since – in 1996, 2000, 2006, and 2009 – and is now called the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. (

HealthWorks of Southwest Illinois

SIHF is the lead agency of HealthWorks of Southwest Illinois, a specially designed healthcare program which serves foster children in seven counties: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington.

Our goal is to ensure every child receives continual primary and specialty healthcare the entire time they’re in foster care. By partnering with local health departments, community-based agencies and medical providers, we connect kids to the quality care they need.

Our Continuum of Care

  • Initial Health Screening – Children receive an immediate exam within 24 hours of entering custody and before placement in substitute care.
  • Comprehensive Health Evaluation – Within 21 days of custody, children undergo a full health evaluation by a HealthWorks-enrolled provider, including vision, hearing and dental exams. Children age 5 and older also receive a mental health screening.
  • eHealth Passport – All children receive a summary of their available medical history after completion of the Comprehensive Health evaluation, which serves as a portable medical record and follows the child.
  • A Network of Caring Providers – SIHF has established relationships with providers throughout our seven-county area who understand the unique challenges foster families face.
  • Medical Case Management – Children are assigned a Medical Case Manger through their local health department to serve as their healthcare advocate and to inform families about services in their community.
HealthWorks of Southwest Illinois


For more information, download our HealthWorks of Illinois brochure, call us at 618-332-8917 or 618-332-0041, or contact your local health department.


HealthWorks of Illinois is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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