Planning for Healthy Babies®

No-cost family planning services

Women who do not qualify for Medicaid may be eligible to receive family planning services as part of Planning for Healthy Babies (P4HB)®.

We provide women with health care coverage and services to help reduce low birth weight births. Some women may qualify for additional services including primary care benefits and care management.

P4HB® enrollees receive family planning benefits including:

  • Family planning initial exam and annual exam
  • Family planning and related services including contraceptives and supplies
  • Follow-up family planning visits
  • Pregnancy tests and pap smears
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Treatment and follow-up for all STDs except HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Counseling and referrals to social services and primary health care providers
  • Sterilization
  • Family planning pharmacy visits and vitamins/folic acid
  • Select immunizations for participants ages 18 through 20

Women who give birth to a baby with low birth weight may be eligible to receive extra Interpregnancy Care (IPC) benefits. P4HB® enrollees with IPC benefits receive family planning services plus:

  • Primary care (five office/outpatient visits per year)
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Case Management services
  • Limited dental services
  • Prescription drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases (non-family planning)

Women who are currently enrolled in Medicaid and give birth to a low birth weight baby are also eligible for Resource Mother support. Resource Mothers help moms by providing information on parenting, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Learn more about the Planning for Healthy Babies® program on the P4HB fact sheet or by visiting the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) website.

Women eligible for P4HB® benefits can be enrolled in one of the following services:

  • Family Planning only
  • Interpregnancy Care (IPC), which includes Family Planning, Case Management and a Resource Mother
  • Case Management and Resource Mother services (only for current Medicaid members)

Family Planning Services

Eligibility requirements for Family Planning services include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a person with qualified proof of citizenship
  • Be a woman between the ages of 18 through 44
  • Be a Georgia resident
  • Not be eligible for any other Medicaid program
  • Be able to become pregnant
  • Meet the family income requirements shown in chart below
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Maximum Monthly Income$1,980$2,670$3,360$4,050
Maximum Yearly Income $23,760$32,040$40,320$48,600

Interpregnancy Care (IPC) Services

Women who meet all of the above requirements and delivered a very low birth weight baby on or after January 1, 2011 are eligible for IPC services.

Resource Mother Services

Women who currently receive Medicaid and delivered a very low birth weight baby on after January 1, 2011 are eligible for Resource Mother services.

Learn More

To see if you are eligible for P4HB® benefits, apply online at the Georgia Gateway website.

For more information on P4HB® eligibility, review the P4HB fact sheet or visit the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) website.

To apply for P4HB® benefits, visit the Georgia Gateway website. Applications are also available on the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) website, and at these offices:

  • Public Health Department
  • Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

For more information on applying for P4HB®, review the P4HB fact sheet or visit the DCH website.

CareSource is excited to start offering benefits to Georgia Families® members and Planning for Healthy Babies® enrollees on July 1, 2017. Until then, please use the benefits you have now.

You may use this website to learn more about us. We will add more to the site soon. If you have questions, call us at 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711). Our hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. We look forward to serving you soon!