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Health Care Programs for Pregnant Women
Healthy Kids for Pregnant Women
- Medicaid is available to an eligible woman while she is pregnant, including the month her pregnancy ends and during the two calendar months following the month her pregnancy ends, regardless of the reason (for example: live birth, miscarriage). There is an income limit for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.
Group 2 Pregnant Women
- A woman who has income that exceeds the income limit for Healthy Kids for Pregnant Women, may be eligible for Medicaid under the Group 2 Pregnant Women program. If income is over the limit, persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the excess income and still qualify for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.
Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS)
- The goal of the MOMS program is to provide immediate health coverage for pregnant women. It provides outpatient prenatal coverage only. The MOMS program is available to provide immediate prenatal care while a Medicaid application is pending.
Other women who may be eligible for MOMS include:
Teens who, because of confidentiality concerns, choose not to apply for Medicaid, and
- Non-citizens who are eligible for emergency services only.
The woman must use Medicaid benefits if and when they become available. Prenatal health care services will be covered by MOMS and/or Medicaid for the entire pregnancy and for two months after the pregnancy ends. There is an income limit for all persons except pregnant teens. The local health department can help women apply for the MOMS program.