Momcare Program

Momcare LogoThe MomCare Program will serve nearly 5,500 women in Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties this year.

What is the MomCare Program?
The MomCare Program is a program of the Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties, Inc. It is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health and Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration.
MomCare provides information, referral and assistance for pregnant women covered by Medicaid.

Who is eligible for the MomCare Program?
Pregnant women with household incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for Medicaid insurance while they are pregnant.

2017 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD POVERTY GUIDELINE
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
1 $12,060
2 $16,240
3 $20,420
4 $24,600
5 $28,780
6 $32,960
7 $37,140
8 $41,320

Applying for the MomCare Program and insurance is easy.

How does a woman apply for the MomCare Program?

Have your health care provider document proof of your positive pregnancy test and expected due date on their office letterhead. Send documentation with a completed “Health Insurance for Pregnant Women” application to the address listed on the application. These applications are available at all local providers, including health department clinics.
Fill out applicant information in full. Do not omit any information or skip any questions or approval of the application will be delayed or denied. Make sure the application is signed.

What services does the MomCare Program provide?EMommy1
The MomCare Program provides assistance with the following:

  • Choosing or changing a prenatal care provider
  • Making prenatal appointments
  • Completing the Healthy Start screen
  • Information about Medicaid insurance for pregnant women
  • Information about services like WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Florida KidCare
  • Finding a local pediatrician that accepts Medicaid
  • Assistance and referral to local services
  • Insurance coverage for prenatal health care

Where can I get more information about the MomCare Program?
For more information, contact the MomCare Program at 863-519-4700 or toll free at 866-796-0871 or by email at momcare@healthystarthhp.org.

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