Baker County Moms: Make sure you get the care you need!
If you are pregnant and do not have access to prenatal care, you may qualify for Medicaid for Pregnancy.
To see if you are eligible, review the income guidelines below. You can apply for this program if your family meets these guidelines, even if you or other family members are working.
- Have proof of a positive pregnancy test on a physician’s or pregnancy center’s letterhead that states expected delivery date.
- Have a maximum household income at or below 185% of the poverty level
- Be a United States citizen or a legal alien.
- Be a Florida resident.
Once you are enrolled, the program will cover medical care and hospitalization during your pregnancy. It may also cover health care bills you received up to three months before your enrollment. There is no cost for this coverage. Your baby is eligible for free insurance after he or she is born.
Why get prenatal care?
Seeking prenatal care early — in the first trimester — and regularly is vital to the health of babies. Mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have low birth weight babies and five times more likely to have their baby die, compared to mothers who do receive prenatal care.
Doctors can spot health problems early when they see mothers regularly. If there are any health problems or complications, the health provider can detect them early and manage the issues before they become serious.
To find a doctor: Call the Family HealthLine at 1.800.451.2229
WIC Services: 904.259.3233
For local smoking cessation classes, call Quit Smoking Now: 1.877.QUIT.IT.NOW ( 1.877.784.8486)
Or call the Florida QuitLine: 1.877.U.CAN.NOW (1.877.822.6669)
If you would like Healthy Start services: 904.259.8267