(UNDATED) – A new service aims to better connect Hoosier mothers to services available to improve their health and the health of their children. The Indiana State Department of Health “MOMS Helpline” has launched a new texting service.
The MOMS Helpline is committed to improving pregnant women’s access to early and regular prenatal care and connecting them with a network of prenatal and child health care services within their local communities, state agencies, and other organizations around Indiana.
The MOMS Helpline goal is to help reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate; and our dedicated specialists are here to provide valuable information and referrals, educate and advocate on behalf of moms and pregnant women. The MOMS Helpline is an important resource for ensuring that every Indiana mom and baby are healthy and happy.
For example, text referrals can be sent with a site link that will integrate with the user’s smartphone navigation and web browser, providing instant access to services.
All services provided through the MOMS Helpline are offered in both English and Spanish.
According to the organization, the helpline has assisted with more than 7,000 calls in its now three years.
The helpline recently expanded its partnership with Indiana 211, allowing call specialists to access information about more than 20,000 resources throughout the state.
Access the MOMS Helpline by text message at 844-666-7898 for English and 844-737-6262 for Spanish.