What is the Pregnancy Related Services Program?
Early and continual prenatal care plays an important role in positive pregnancy results and the birth of a healthy baby. Ohio Medicaid’s PRS (Pregnancy Related Services) program was developed to improve and maintain the health of the pregnant woman,increase her chances for a healthier baby and promote positive birth outcomes.
Pregnancy Related Services are a free service to all Medicaid eligible pregnant women.
The enhanced services of the PRS program includes referrals, individual pregnancy counseling and education, group education, case management, nutrition intervention,transportation to medicaid reimbursable appointments, and fetal delivery. Care that is provided before the baby is born is known as Antepartum care and it includes education and counseling, routine services, and physical exams which measures weight, blood pressure and fetal heart tones. Antepartum care also includes Care Coordination which is provided to help in the hospital selection process for the delivery of the baby, referrals for other services, and arrangements for medical care or phone consultation in case of an emergency.
Frequently asked Pregnancy Related Services Questions
- I’m pregnant and should see a doctor now, but I don’t have a Medicaid card. Is there a way for me to see a doctor without having to wait?
- I think I might be pregnant. Will Medicaid pay for my visits to my doctor or clinic?
- What if I don’t have a doctor to verify my pregnancy and provide regular checkups during my pregnancy?
- I’m having problems with my pregnancy. The doctor even thinks I might go into labor too early. What else can Medicaid do for me during my pregnancy?
- What if I need help getting to the doctor when I’m pregnant?