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NYS Health Plan Market Place

 
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(855) 355-5777
 
Get help in obtaining an affordable health care plan that meets your family needs. Call 855-355-5777 to enroll or get enrollment help here.


Free Medical Care during Pregnancy

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Prenatal Care in New York State
Call 311 and ask for Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006
 
Free Medicaid coverage is available for pregnant women through the New York State Department of Health.
 
If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify to sign up for an insurance plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even if the enrollment period is closed.
 
Furthermore, free coverage is available regardless of immigration status. Babies receive health care services for at least one year after birth. Note: Extended access to family planning services is available to women who have Medicaid while pregnant but lose coverage after pregnancy.
 

Existe cobertura médica gratuita disponible (administrada por Medicaid) para mujeres embarazadas a través del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York.
 
Si está embarazada y no cuenta con seguro médico, podría calificar para un plan de seguro en el Mercado de Salud del Estado de NY, aún cuando el periodo de inscripción haya cerrado.
 
Además, la cobertura gratuita está disponible independientemente del estado inmigratorio del solicitante. Bajo esta cobertura, los bebés recibirán servicios de salud hasta por lo menos un año después de haber nacido. Nota: Los servicios extendidos de planeación familiar están disponibles para mujeres mbarazadas con Medicaid, pero perderán cobertura después del embarazo.

 


Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

 
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Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
Referrals: newmoms@nursefamilypartnership.org

 

COVID-19 update: The Nurse-Family Partnership is offering 100% telehealth services. If you need a phone to access telehealth services, NFP will provide you with one. Learn more here.

 
Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of the Nurse-Family Partnership.
 
A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners serve low-income, first-time moms.
 
Moms with their very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse will get the support, advice, and information they need during their pregnancy and when their baby arrives.
 
Your nurse will support you to:
-Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth.
-Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more).
-Understand how babies learn and grow.
-Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care and educational programs.
-Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills.
-Give your baby the best possible start to life.
 
To qualify for their free services you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement. Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
 
The nursing program is available to first-time mothers regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.