Pregnant Women’s Medicaid

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Pregnancy Women’s Medicaid is a no cost public health insurance program that offers high quality, comprehensive health coverage for pregnant women.

Eligibility

Eligibility for Pregnant Women’s Medicaid is based on a positive pregnancy test and household income and size. For example, the income limit for a household of four (including the unborn child) may be up to $53,352 per year. Determination of eligibility takes up to 10 business days from application. Presumptive eligibility may be available. Ask your enrollment assistor for more details.

Eligible women must be a resident of Georgia, a US citizen or an immigrant who has special immigrant status as a refugee or who has been a permanent resident for a minimum of 5 years.

What is needed to apply

  • Birth certificate (Georgia-born residents do not have to have a copy to apply)
  • Form of Government-issued Photo ID: e.g. Driver’s License, Passport (US or foreign) State issued identification card, consular identification card.
  • Social Security number or proof that a card has been applied for.
  • Income documents (for one month- i.e. one month’s worth of paystubs or Form 809 for cash-only income from one employer or Form 126 – 3 months for cash-only self-employed income

Cost

There are no out of pocket costs for covered benefits. ..

Non-US Citizen Parents/Legal Guardians

Non-U.S. citizens who have refugee status or who have been permanent residents for a minimum of 5 years may apply for pregnancy Medicaid.

Choosing a Health Plan

Applicants will receive an informational packet from Georgia Families. Parents will have a choice of three health plans through Care Management Organizations (CMOs): Peach State Health Plan, Amerigroup, and WellCare of Georgia.. If no choice is made, the applicant will automatically be assigned to and enrolled in a plan. Women need to check to see which health plan is accepted at their preferred doctor’s office

More Resources for Pregnant Women

Services for Women’s Health and Pregnancy Support are available through the Georgia Department of Health. Click here for more information.

savannah-perinatalSavannah Perinatal Initiative (Chatham County Only) is an evidence-based home visiting program that targets high-risk pregnant women to ensure healthier Moms and babies in our community. We will need to ask you a few questions about you and your pregnancy and explain how our program can help.

Finding out you are pregnant can be an exciting and scary feeling. Home visiting programs provide an opportunity for you to have a trained professional answer questions and provide information to guide you through your pregnancy. Our home visitor is a nurse who has been trained by the Partners for a Healthy Baby home visiting program and will be able to understand what you are experiencing. The home visitor will come visit you once a month at the very least. After you’ve had the baby, they will come once a week, and then, depending on the best program for you, someone will visit you monthly through the infant’s first birthday.

In addition to home visits, we have an outreach educator that will provide individual education as needed. This means that someone is only a phone call away if you have additional questions or concerns. They are also available to register new participants, so if you know of a friend or family member that may qualify for assistance, you can refer them to the outreach educator.

In order to determine if you qualify for the home visiting program we will talk with you or your health care provider.

If you are interested in this program, contact Christine High, R.N., at 912-644-5202.