Do you have clients who are pregnant or new moms and need health insurance? Medi-Cal and the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) offer Medi-Cal health coverage for pregnant and postpartum women who do not have full insurance coverage. MCAP is for middle-income families who do not have health insurance and whose income is too high for no-cost Medi-Cal.
A new federal law has extended postpartum coverage to an entire year following the last day of pregnancy. Postpartum women can receive Medi-Cal services regardless of income changes after birth, citizenship, or immigration status. This includes postpartum depression services.
During the pandemic, the state extended postpartum Medi-Cal for one year only for women with diagnosed mental conditions. This benefit has been expanded to all postpartum women. Please remind your clients of this important mental and physical health resource!