Health coverage is available for women who are uninsured during pregnancy and who have low to middle income. A Certified Application AssistorCall 650-616-2002 will explain eligibility requirements, the different types of coverage, and help you decide which program you can apply to. Undocumented women can apply.
Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal (free temporary coverage for prenatal care)
Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women is a Medi-Cal program that gives immediate, temporary coverage for prenatal care. It is temporary while an application for the permanent Medi-Cal program is being reviewed. PE Medi-Cal covers clinic pregnancy tests, prenatal care visits, and prenatal prescription medicines only. Immigration status does not affect eligibility for PE.
Pregnant women who apply for PE Medi-Cal will be screened for eligibility for other Medi-Cal programs that provide permanent health coverage during and after pregnancy, including coverage for newborns. A Certified Application AssistorCall 650-616-2002 will explain coverage under these programs and help with the application process if you are eligible.
AIM: Access for Infants and Mothers (middle income women eligible)
This is a low-cost health coverage program for pregnant women whose income is too high to qualify for Medi-Cal. Women who have private insurance can also apply if they cannot afford required high deductibles and co-payments. AIM also covers medical services 2 months (60 days) after pregnancy. Women who enroll in AIM can apply for health coverage for their newborn baby through the Healthy Families program.
What are the costs for AIM coverage?
AIM coverage does not require monthly premiums or co-pays for services. There is only one amount that enrollees have to pay for their coverage. It is 1.5% of their annual income. This amount can be paid in one payment or in monthly payments.
For more information on AIM
Call 1-800-443-2611 or visit www.aim.ca.gov