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Medicaid for Pregnant Women

A pregnant woman may qualify for Medicaid if her family’s countable income does not exceed income limits.  For pregnant women who do not meet the citizenship requirements for Medicaid, see the information below about Emergency Medical Assistance for Non-Citizens.

Presumptively Eligible Pregnant Women (PEPW) is temporary coverage for prenatal care only and eligibility is determined by Qualified Designated Providers (QDP) based on limited information from the pregnant woman.  During the temporary coverage period, the pregnant woman will need to submit an application to have her ongoing Medicaid eligibility determined.

Women with family income over the limit for Medicaid may qualify for the Medically Needy Program.  For more information, see the Family-Related Medicaid Factsheet.