Pregnant Women

​Medicaid offers free health coverage to eligible pregnant women. To be eligible, you must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements and the income limits​ for pregnant women. Pregnant women can be eligible for Medicaid at higher household income limits than other adults. You can apply for Medicaid at any point during your pregnancy. Medicaid coverage will last for 12 months after pregnancy. ​The best way to know if you are eligible for Medicaid is to apply.
 
You can apply in the following ways:
NEW! Starting July 1, 2023, Medicaid will provide health coverage to pregnant and postpartum individuals regardless of their immigration status. Learn more here​.​

If you have Medicaid:
  • and you are pregnant, you must update your account to report a change.  
  • and you have already reported your pregnancy, you do not need to take any action.
If you are applying for Medicaid:
  • ​and you are pregnant, you must answer the pregnancy questions to get the new coverage. 
Coverage starts on the last day of pregnancy and ends on the last day of the 12th month. At the end of the 12th month, you may be able to renew your Medicaid coverage. Need help? Apply at Local Health Departments​ or call 1-800-456-8900 for information.