Health Care – Prenatal care is essential for you and your baby. If you are currently not covered by health insurance, there are several ways to receive medical care.
Health Clinics – Local Departments of Health offer a variety of health services, generally on a sliding scale. Check the white pages under the County Government Section. Additionally, most cities, especially large ones, have health clinics that offer medical services on a sliding scale or for free.
Medicaid and State Children’s Health (SCHIP) – Medicaid provides medical assistance for needy individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Each state determines its own eligibility standards, the type, amount, duration, and scope of the services, the rate of payment for services, and administers its own program. Depending on your state requirements and your circumstances, Medicaid could provide services like: prenatal care, physician services, rural health clinic services, transportation services, inpatient and out patient services, vaccines for children and more.
SCHIP Insurance Program provides health insurance for children who’s families don’t qualify for Medicaid or have private insurance. Learn more on your State’s Medicaid and SCHIP program requirements.