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Prenatal Care Assistance Program

If you are pregnant, don't have health insurance, and are concerned about paying for your or your baby's medical care, you may be eligible for this FREE program.

The Prenatal Care Assistance Program was established to make prenatal (before birth) care more accessible to low-income women who lack sufficient health care insurance to pay for adequate prenatal services. P-CAP patients receive services that include risk assessment and maternal and fetal monitoring, inpatient care for the mother and the newborn, and post-partum (after baby is born) care. They also receive counseling in the areas of nutrition, social and substance abuse, AIDS prevention, and family planning. In addition, there is a 24-hour consultation and emergency telephone service available for the entire prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum period, and transportation assistance is available.

New York Methodist Hospital is a New York State Department of Health designated participating provider for P-CAP Services are available at the main Hospital campus and at all of the Hospital's Family Health Centers. To facilitate access to the program, New York Methodist Hospital can act on behalf of patients to gain enrollment into the New York State Medicaid program. Medicaid benefits are extended to pregnant women and infants up to one year of age, with family incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Even mothers who work, are not citizens or don't have Green Cards may qualify for this program. For more information regarding the Prenatal Care Assistance Program at NYM or at our Family Health Centers, please call 718.780.3000 and ask for Hospital's Out-Patient Department or contact one of our Family Health Centers.

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