Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Do you already have health insurance? Check to see if prenatal care and delivery services are included in your health plan.

If you need help with health insurance, call the toll-free Family Health Line:
1-888-604-4636 to find a health care provider for you and your baby.


Medi-Cal can help eligible low-income women pay for the prenatal care and delivery. Undocumented immigrants can apply for pregnancy-only coverage. You can find out more about Medi-Cal from the California Department of Health Services web site.

Some Medi-Cal providers can issue eligible pregnant women a temporary Medi-Cal card at the time of their first appointment. This is called the Presumptive Eligibility or PE Program. You will the need to go through the Medi-Cal enrollment process while using your temporary PE card to receive prenatal care.

Are you under 21?

You may be able to get free, confidential health care services through Medi-Cal’s Minor Consent Program. Eligibility for services is determined on the based on the youth's income and resources, not their parents'. For more information see: What is Medi-Cal Minor Consent

Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)

Women who are uninsured or underinsured and do not meet income guidelines for Medi-Cal, may qualify for MCAP. MCAP offers affordable prenatal and maternity insurance for middle-income pregnant women, and health insurance for their babies through Healthy Families program. For more information, visit the California Department of Health Care Services MCAP website

To apply for Medi-Cal

Visit the Alameda County Social Services website for information on how to apply in person, by mail, or online.

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