The service is free (standard text message rates may apply), anonymous and provides real-time responses. To utilize the program, teens can text NEFLTeen to 66746 to opt-in to the service and then submit their question. Health educators with more than 40 years of combined public health experience respond to questions within 24 hours.
BrdsNBz NE Florida is available to teens in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The service is available locally through the Healthy Start Coalition. The BrdsNBz National Text Line System is a public-private partnership between APPCNC and OneSeventeen Media/KidThrive.org.