Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. The ability to access prenatal care is important part of ensuring babies have the best start in life.
Medicaid for Pregnant Women – Full Medicaid coverage during the pregnancy is available at no cost to women who qualify. All pregnant women who are U.S. citizens or legal residents for five years or more who meet the income guidelines may be eligible. Coverage extends through delivery and two postpartum months and the baby is usually eligible for Medicaid during the first year of life. It is best to apply online at http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or to complete an application over the phone or have an application mailed to you, you can contact MEDICAID at 1-866-762-2237 or TTY: 1-800-955-8771.
Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PEPW) – Undocumented women, non-citizens, or women with a non-qualifying immigration status may be eligible for temporary, outpatient Medicaid coverage for up to two months to help cover a portion of their prenatal care. PEPW covers prenatal care only but does not cover the hospital stay or birth of the baby. An application for PEPW can be made during a visit to one of the prenatal care clinics at Broward Health or Memorial Healthcare System.
Please contact Connect at (954) 567-7174, Monday through Friday if you need more information or assistance on applying for Medicaid. The Connect team serves the community in multiple languages.