Cobb & Douglas Public Health Programs:
Research shows that women who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have low birth weight (less than 5 ½ pounds) babies. Some of the reasons why pregnant women delay the needed prenatal care include the inability to afford medical care or health insurance, problems understanding the Medicaid process, or even lack of available medical services.
At Cobb & Douglas Public Health, we offer several programs to help reduce those barriers, increasing the accessibility to prenatal care. We help women get started — early — with the care and guidance needed for a healthy pregnancy.
Prenatal Screening & Referral
- Clients assessed and screened for services to determine how we can best meet their needs during pregnancy
- Referrals for pregnancy testing
- Application assistance for Presumptive Eligibility Pregnancy Medicaid
- Referrals for Babies Born Healthy (BBH) discount prenatal care services
Presumptive Eligibility Pregnancy Medicaid
- This type of Medicaid provides immediate financial assistance for prenatal care. Prenatal women must meet the eligibility criteria based on their citizenship status and income requirement that does not exceed 220% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. This type of Medicaid allows the eligible women to get started with medical care while waiting for final determination of eligibility for full Medicaid coverage by the Department of Family Children Services (DFCS).
Perinatal Case Management
- Must be Medicaid eligible
- Short visit with the nurse who provides counseling and education on pregnancy, resources and referrals to public and community programs such as WIC
- Assist clients with Medicaid problems and concerns
- Physician referrals for medically high-risk clients
- Prescription for Prenatal Vitamins
- WIC and Dental referrals
- Tobacco Counseling and referral
- Children’s First referrals
Call 770-514-2471 (English) or 770-514-2367 (Spanish) for more information or come by the Marietta Health Department for prenatal screenings. Bring your proof of pregnancy, if you have one, and your supporting documents.