Pregnancy-Related Services

What is the Pregnancy-Related Services (PRS) Program?
PRS is a package of services available to all pregnant women who receive Medicaid. The services promote a healthy pregnancy with positive birth outcomes. These services are provided in addition to regular prenatal care.

What are the benefits?
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  • Begin from date of identification of pregnancy through 60 days after birth or miscarriage

  • Increase the mother’s well-being during pregnancy

  • Help prevent complications and minimize discomfort

  • Help identify danger signals for early labor or miscarriage

  • Increase the likelihood of having a healthy baby

  • Reduce the risk of birth defects

  • Provide education on how to take care of the baby

What if I am high risk?
The PRS program will pay for home visits and monitoring devices if your doctor determines you have a high-risk pregnancy and home visits are medically necessary.

Do I qualify?
PRS is available to all pregnant women who are on
Medicaid. If a woman is on Medicaid and thinks she may be pregnant, PRS can provide transportation and pay for the pregnancy test.

How do I apply for Medicaid?
Applications are available:

  • Download the application and instructions on how to complete application

  • At your local county department of job and family services

  • To have an application mailed or faxed, call 

  • 1-800-324-8680

  • For TTY/TDD, call 1-800-292-3572

Completed and signed applications must be faxed,
mailed or dropped off at the local CDJS along with proof of:

  • Pregnancy

  • Income

  • Citizenship or qualified alien status

  • Proof of other insurance (if any)

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