The goal of the MOMS program is to provide immediate health coverage for pregnant women. It provides outpatient prenatal coverage only. The MOMS program is available to provide immediate prenatal care while a Medicaid application is pending. Other women who may be eligible for MOMS include:
Teens who, because of confidentiality concerns, choose not to apply for Medicaid
Non-citizens who are only eligible for emergency services only
The woman must use Medicaid benefits if and when they become available. Prenatal health care services will be covered by MOMS and/or Medicaid for the entire pregnancy and for 2 months after the pregnancy ends. There is an income test for all persons except teens. The local health department can help women apply for the MOMS program.