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momcareWhat is MomCare?

MomCare will help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health and Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration.

MomCare is a Medicaid health insurance for pregnant women. It pays for prenatal care and other health services for pregnant women whose income is up to 185% above poverty level. Hispanic bilingual services are available.

How do you apply for MomCare?
If you wish to apply for the MomCare program, go to the Department of Children and Families or to your local Health Department office and fill out a Short Form Pregnancy Medicaid Application. The application process should take approximately three weeks.

Within a week after you become eligible, a Maternity Care Advisor should contact you. This Advisor will help you get the care and services you need to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

bellyHow will MomCare help me?
When you find out that you are pregnant, you may have many questions. Questions such as:

  • What do I do?
  • Where do I go?
  • What is available for me?
  • How do I get help?
  • Who do I talk to if I have a problem?

MomCare helps you get answers to your questions. You learn about and get the services you need.

How does it work?
A caring Maternity Care Advisor is waiting to help you during your pregnancy. Your Advisor will talk with you and assist you in getting your medical care and services.

Many people find the process of getting medical care and services very confusing. Your Maternity Care Advisor will help you in this process. Your Maternity Care Advisor will work closely with your doctor or midwife. Your Advisor can arrange services you may need such as classes or counseling. Your Advisor will also help you if you need to change doctors or midwives.

How will your Maternity Care Advisor help you?
Here are some of the ways your Maternity Care Advisor can help you:

  • Explain MomCare to you
  • Tell you about the services you can get
  •  Help you find a doctor of midwife
  • Tell you about the Healthy Start Program
  • Help you get into the WIC (Women, Infant and Children’s) Nutrition Program
  • Call to see how you are doing
  • Help you find a doctor for your baby
  • Help you find health insurance for your baby
  • Answer questions you may have
  • Help you get other prenatal services like classes, counseling, or help from other agencies
  • Help you if you have special needs