The Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS) program provides immediate prenatal health care coverage for pregnant women while a Medicaid application is pending. Services through MOMS may also be available for teens who, because of confidentiality concerns, choose not to apply for Medicaid.
Once Medicaid benefits are approved, MOMS recipients transition to Medicaid coverage. Prenatal health care services are covered by MOMS and/or Medicaid for the entire pregnancy and for two months after the pregnancy ends. To be eligible for MOMS, applicants must be a Michigan resident and meet the income limit (185% poverty). Pregnant teens are exempt from the income limit. Non-citizens may qualify for emergency services through MOMS. The local health department can help women apply for the MOMS program.
MOMS Coverage is limited to:
- Prenatal care and pregnancy-related care
- Pharmaceuticals and prescription vitamins
- Radiology and ultrasound
- Professional fees for labor and delivery (including live birth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and stillborn)
- Outpatient hospital care
- Postpartum care through two calendar months after the pregnancy ends
- Other pregnancy-related services approved by the Department of Community Health
For assistance in applying for MOMS or other Medicaid Programs, please contact your local health department office.
To learn more about additional programs for pregnant women, please select from the links below: