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.