Health insurance for pregnant women

Medicaid for Pregnant Women | NYS Department of Health

Health Teen Young Adult Caregiver

This program offers complete pregnancy care and other health services to women and teens who live in New York State and meet income and residency guidelines.

  • If you're pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify to sign up for an insurance plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even if the enrollment period is closed
  • Free coverage is available regardless of immigration status
  • Extended access to family planning services is available to women who have Medicaid while pregnant but lose coverage after pregnancy
  • Babies receive health care services for at least one year after birth

Who is eligible

To be eligible, you should be able to answer yes to these questions:

  • Are you a New York State resident?
  • Do you meet the following income guidelines? Note: A household includes expected children for pregnant women.
Family size Income in a year Income in a month Income in a week
1 $28,723 $2,394 $552
2 $38,847 $3,238 $747
3 $48,971 $4,081 $942
4 $59,095 $4,925 $1,136
5 $69,220 $5,769 $1,331
6 $79,344 $6,612 $1,526
7 $89,468 $7,456 $1,721
8 $99,592 $8,300 $1,915
For each additional person, add: $10,125 $844 $195


How to apply

  1. Find out where you can apply for Medicaid Prenatal Care Coverage.
  2. Enroll with an In-Person Assistor (IPA) or find select providers near you.
  3. Call 311 to find an IPA.

How to get help

To get referral to a pregnancy care provider

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