Pregnancy can be stressful if you are worried about paying for prenatal care for you and your unborn baby. For many women, the extra expenses of prenatal care and preparing for a new baby are overwhelming. The good news is that Utah has programs that can help you pay for medical care during your pregnancy.
Baby Your Baby Program
The Baby Your Baby program is a short-term prenatal program for pregnant women that meet certain criteria. If requirements are met, temporary prenatal coverage is provided for outpatient prenatal medical services while the mothers is applying for continuing coverage through Medicaid.
Learn more about the Baby Your Baby program by visiting them at www.babyyourbaby.org.
United Way 211 is a statewide referral service of the United Way of Salt Lake. Just dial 2-1-1 on any phone to be connected to important health, human, and community service programs including: emergency food pantries, housing assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and government agencies.
Community Resource Guide
Our Community Resource Guide provides information on local resource for you and your family during your pregnancy. Download the guide here.
If you have insurance through your employer or marketplace
Maternity care and childbirth are considered essential health benefits and all qualified health plans must cover them. This means plans must cover:
- Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
- Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women
- Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained provider, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women
- Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
- Gestational diabetes screening for women 24-28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes
- Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at your first prenatal visit
- Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
- Tobacco Use counseling for pregnant tobacco users
See www.healthcare.gov for more information. Contact your individual insurance provider with any questions regarding your coverage.