Maternal and infant care

From family planning to pregnancy to birth, Priority Health is here to help you every step of the way. As a Medicaid member, you have access to great programs and benefits for both you and your baby.

Pregnancy and vaccinations

When you’re pregnant, you share everything with your baby. Getting vaccinated during pregnancy doesn’t just protect you; it protects your baby from the effects of common illnesses. In fact, pregnant women and infants are more likely to get sick from the flu and whooping cough, so it’s recommended that pregnant women receive these vaccines.

Flu vaccine

Pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine every year as early as possible during the flu season (October – May) and can receive it at any time in their pregnancy.

Whooping cough vaccine

Pregnant women should get the whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) in the third trimester (between 27 and 36 weeks) of every pregnancy. In addition to whooping cough, this vaccine also protects against tetanus and diphtheria.

Pregnancy dental benefits

Pregnant members can now see dentists who are a part of the Delta Dental EPO network and may also receive transportation to and from dental appointments. If you’re pregnant or become pregnant and want to receive dental services, make sure to do the following:

  1. Notify Priority Health Choice, Inc. of your pregnancy and due date by calling Customer Service at 888.975.8102 (TTY users call 711).
  2. Notify your caseworker of your pregnancy and due date.

Family planning

Whether you’re looking to grow your family or prevent pregnancy, your plan has options for you. Your Medicaid plan includes family planning services like doctor visits, medical exams, pregnancy testing, birth control counseling and birth control methods such as condoms, birth control pills, foams, etc. It also includes testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS, education and counseling. Talk to your doctor about your options and contact us if you become pregnant to discuss your pre- and postnatal care

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