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
- 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.
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
|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.
To see if you are eligible for P4HB® benefits, apply online at the Georgia Gateway website.
- Public Health Department
- Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
You may use this website to learn more about us. 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.