Paying for Pregnancy Services
  • Alameda County: County clinics/hospitals and some community clinics will sign you up. Or, call 1-888-604-4636 (INFO), Public Health Clearinghouse.
    • They also have a lot of other resources including social support, nutrition, etc.

Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal

For: low-income pregnant women who seeks prenatal care through a participating Medi-Cal provider. Includes undocumented women. This is in place for 45 days until Medi-Cal kicks in. You will be asked about your family size and income. You do not need a pay stub, birth certificate, or any papers to start getting care.
Services: immediate, temporary coverage for pregnancy tests, prenatal care, and abortion. All services under PE are FREE.

One note about PE and abortion pills! The abortion pill has been approved for 10 weeks after last period, but PE only covers if get it within 7 weeks.

After applying for PE, the client should be in the process of getting Medi-Cal! If, however, she doesn't qualify for Medi-Cal, perhaps because of immigration status, Pregnancy only Medi-Cal will kick in.

Pregnancy-only Medi-Cal

For: low-income pregnant women (family income at or below 200% FPL) including undocumented women
Services: Restricted to prenatal care, labor and delivery services, family planning services and postpartum care that lasts for at least 60 days following the end of pregnancy!! FREE.

Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)

For: Middle income pregnant women who are not more than 30 weeks pregnant at application date. California resident, do not have no-cost Medi-Cal/Medicare, do not have insurance coverage for pregnancy, or have deductibles/co-payments for maternity for maternity over $500.
Services: prenatal care, labor and delivery services, family planning services and postpartum care that lasts for at least 60 days following the end of pregnancy. will cost 1.5% of adjusted household income after income deductions.

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Alameda County Click on "Pregnancy Care- Free or low-cost" to find a list of providers that can sign you up for PE.

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