What is CHIP Perinatal?
CHIP Perinatal is no cost prenatal care for pregnant women and their unborn children, even if the mother does not qualify for Medicaid.
How does CHIP Perinatal work?
Members choose an HMO and an OB/GYN to give them all prenatal services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically necessary specialty services.
Based on their Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the coverage period for CHIP Perinatal Members is either:
- 12 consecutive months of CHIP Perinatal benefits that is split between the mother’s prenatal care and the baby’s birth
- Full Medicaid benefits for the baby upon birth.
Babies who receive CHIP Perinatal benefits after birth, can renew for benefits under CHIP. There is no age limit for mothers-to-be. There is no waiting period for coverage to begin.
What services does CHIP Perinatal cover?
CHIP Perinatal Members get basic medical care that includes:
- regular checkups
- prescription drugs
- coverage for special health needs
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