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Pregnancy Assistance/Medicaid

If you are pregnant and would like to apply for Medicaid, visit our Marietta or Douglas Health Center. Online Medicaid applications can take weeks to complete. We can enroll you in Presumptive Medicaid, often the same day as your visit (if eligible), and then you can begin prenatal care immediately.

Appointments are highly recommended and have priority over walk-ins.

*You must be a U.S. Citizen to schedule an online appointment.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, call 770-514-2471 (Spanish), 770-514-2367 (Spanish) or 770-514-3112 (English) for more information.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The last client for Medicaid will be seen at 3:30 p.m.

Know Your Maternal Warning Signs & When to Seek Help.

Did you know that 1,200 women in the U.S. die each year from pregnancy-related complications? You or someone you know who is pregnant or delivered a baby within the year could be at risk!

Know the MATERNAL WARNING SIGNSSEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY if you/she has any signs.

  • Headaches that won’t go away or get worse over time
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Thoughts about hurting yourself or baby
  • Changes in your vision
  • Fever
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest pain or fast-beating heart
  • Severe belly pain that doesn’t go away
  • Severe nausea and throwing up (not like morning sickness)
  • Baby’s movements stopping or slowing during pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking during pregnancy
  • Swelling, redness or pain of your leg
  • Extreme swelling of your hands or face
  • Overwhelming tiredness

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For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/hearher/index.html

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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 a 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 are 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

Pregnancy Testing

  • Walk-in service or schedule an appointment here
  • Cost $20 or sliding fee if Family Planning patient
  • Bring proof of income and ID required for Family Planning patients
  • Provides medical documentation of pregnancy if the test is positive
  • Prenatal counseling and referral follow-up pregnancy 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 eligible women to get started with medical care while waiting for the final determination of eligibility for full Medicaid coverage by the Department of Family Children Services (DFCS).

Perinatal Case Management

  • Must be Medicaid eligible
  • A 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

For more information, you can call our Marietta Health Center at 770-514-2367 (Spanish) and 770-514-3112 (English) or our Douglas Public Health Center at 770-949-1970 (extension 2351). You can also visit our Marietta or Douglas Public Health Center for prenatal screenings. Bring your proof of pregnancy, if you have one, and your supporting documents.