INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) — Mothers will have easier access to services available in their communities thanks to a new texting service.
The Indiana State Department of Health said this new channel of communication will let the MOMS Helpline expand its reach, making sure women have easy access to the services and information that can promote a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.
“We are always looking for more ways that technology can be used to improve Hoosiers’ health,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “Adding an innovative text feature to the MOMS Helpline helps us connect even more Indiana moms and babies to the community services they need and is another tool in our fight to reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.”
The helpline can help connect families with services such as transportation, baby supplies, car seats and financial assistance.
People can access the MOMS Helpline by text message at 844-666-7898 (844-MOMS-TXT) for English and 844-737-6262 (844-SER-MAMA) for Spanish. The service is also available by phone by calling 844-624-6667 (844-MCH-MOMS) and through Liv, the ISDH pregnancy mobile app, which is available for both Apple and Android users or at http://www.MOMSHelpline.isdh.in.gov.