If you live in Florida or are moving to Florida and need access to genetics services, please see below for useful resources.

State Newborn Screening Resources

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Newborn Hearing Screening

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program that screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Florida

Currently screens for 56 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

General Public Health Resources

Women, Infants, and Children Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Bureau of Clinical Laboratories

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state. There are 3 laboratories in the state located in Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa

State Medicaid Application: Florida KidCare

Comprehensive healthcare coverage for children under the age of 19 who met certain eligibility requirements in the state of Florida

Florida Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan

A healthcare plan for children with special health care needs who are eligible for Medicaid or Florida KidCare health coverage

Florida Medicaid

Provides medical coverage for individuals who meet certain requirements such as having a disability, 65 or older, etc.

Family Organizations

Family Network on Disabilities

Network of individuals with or at-risk of having a disability and work to create an inclusive society

State Genetic Organizations

Florida Association of Genetic Counselors

Organization that focuses on enhancing the profession and providing support for genetic counselors in the state