Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS)

M.O.M.S. refers to the free prenatal care designated for women who are pregnant or were recently pregnant, and who are eligible, applying or actively pursuing Medicaid/Healthy kids, but have not yet begun or are not yet able to receive benefits. You must meet certain criteria.

Who is covered?

Michigan residents who are pregnant or were recently pregnant, who are eligible, applying or actively pursuing Medicaid and meet certain criteria. You must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,986 a month for 2005, for a single, pregnant woman). This program targets persons that have applied for Medicaid and are non-resident aliens (ESO beneficiaries), those denied for Medicaid or have Medicaid pending, and those with extenuating or unusual circumstances.

What is covered?

  • Prenatal care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laboratory Services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Radiology
  • Prescription Vitamins
  • Maternal Support Services (pre-natal only)
  • Postpartum care (one check up after delivery)
  • Professional Fees for Labor and Delivery
  • Inpatient Hospital Delivery
  • Other Pregnancy-Related Services Approved by MDCH (MI Dept. of Community Health)

How does it work?

Before the client is granted M.O.M.S. services, they must apply for Medicaid/MIHealth. The client is then given a guarantee of payment letter to be used for the first 45 days until their Medicaid/MIHealth card comes in. This letter covers the client’s pregnancy-related services immediately. Services are provided by your physician, certified nurse mid-wife, nurse practitioner, and other agencies or health care professionals that participate in the program.

How do you apply?

You can apply for M.O.M.S. services at any of the three Mid-Michigan District Health Department locations (Ithaca, St. Johns and Stanton), in FIA offices or at other authorized community agencies.

To apply online please visit the Michigan Department of Community Health On-Line Application Service at:

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